Dean Locklear Represents WCA In Washington, D.C.

Summer is here! While our students enjoy the long break, one rising WCA senior will spend some time in Washington D.C., to learn more about the Christian’s role in society, politics and in public service.

Dean Locklear will take part in the Youth Legislative Training Conference (YLTC) next month, hosted by the American Association of Christian Schools. He is one of two NC students representing the North Carolina Christian School Association, and he couldn’t be more excited! Dean intends to make the most of his time in DC, including plans to meet with Senator Burr while he’s there.

He looks forward to meeting other political leaders and even participating in a mock senate experience and drafting legislation during his time at the YLTC. This will be Dean’s second trip to DC.  This time, he’ll tour area attractions and historical monuments with peers from all across the country.

Dean serves as an editor on our award-winning yearbook staff, he represents his class on student council, and he enjoys being part of the Mock Trial club here at WCA. He has had other opportunities to learn more about our political system outside of school – Dean was part of the Governor’s Page program last summer. He has a strong interest in all things related to government, law and politics. His hopes to attend law school at Campbell or UNC, and to practice constitutional law here in NC. Dean says he wants to practice law because of his passion for serving others and desire to be a voice for the voiceless.

His inspiration to enter a career in law comes from inside and outside his own family. Dean says, “There are multiple people who have inspired me to study constitutional law. The late Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren (who wrote the majority opinion in landmark cases such as Brown v. The Board of Education and Miranda v. Arizona), has shown how the law can have positive impacts on people’s lives. On a personal level, my Aunt, Carma Henson, is a partner at Henson-Fuerst and she has given me an inside look at a career in law. There are also several public servants, including Senator Mike Lee, Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, and Representative Justin Amash, who have set great examples of service before self.”

Servant-leader is the perfect description of Dean! We can’t wait to see how the Lord uses Dean’s desire to serve others!

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