Local Student Heading to Washington

MIchaelThompson2A Toccoa native and Habersham Central High School graduate is one of a group of University of Georgia students that will have a chance to serve as a Congressional Agricultural Fellow this summer in Washington, D.C.

UGA Sophomore Michael L. Thompson of Toccoa will be working with 9th District U.S. Representative Doug Collins.

Thompson is a 2012 graduate of Habersham Central High School and is the son of Lee Thompson and Bryon and Karen Duke.

He is one of six students from the University of Georgia’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences that will spend 12 weeks in the nation’s capital this summer as a Congressional Agricultural Fellow.

Once in Washington, the students will prepare briefs, attend agricultural committee hearings, and conduct agricultural-related research, all while earning credit hours towards graduation.

The Congressional Agricultural Fellowship is made available through UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences Deans’ Promise.

That program aims to encourage students in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences to take advantage of the unique opportunities available during their time in college.