Whiz Kid: Ashley Tomasello
U.S. Rep. Sander Levin sponsors South Lake junior for the Congressional Page Program.
- Whiz kid’s name: Ashley Tomasello
- Whiz kid’s age: Junior
- Whiz kid’s school: South Lake High School
- Whiz kid’s accomplishment: U.S. Rep. Sander Levin, D-Royal Oak, sponsored Ashley for the Congressional Page Program offered by the U.S. House of Representatives. She will serve as a Congressional page from June 26 through Aug. 6, 2011 in Washington, D.C. Ashley also is an active member of the varsity tennis team, National Honor Society Student Congress, environmental club, treasurer of the junior class, and a LINK Leader for freshmen. She also volunteers as a tutor at her home elementary school, Avalon. “The Congressional Page Program gives high school students a first-hand look at how our government operates and how federal policy is made in our nation's capital. While working on the House floor, the pages gain hands-on experience with the legislative process,” Rep. Levin said. “I congratulate Ashley on her appointment.”
- Whiz kid’s key to awesomeness: “In my 11 years of teaching, few students possess and display the motivated, intelligence and community activism as Ashley. She is an intelligent, responsible young woman who has been a model student at South Lake,” said Beth Welles, social studies teacher at South Lake High School.