Saint Martin's student selected for National Young People for Summit

Jan. 9, 2006

Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s University junior Taylor “Tip” Wonhoff, South Bend, has been chosen as a delegate to the Young People For 2006 National Summit. The summit will be Jan. 13-16 in Washington, D.C.

Young People For (YP4) is a network of student leaders, activists and young elected officials who work together to affect progressive social and political change. The organization, the youth branch of People for the American Way, identifies campus leaders and helps them learn ways to work for positive social change in their communities and nationally.

The summit will provide information and practice with organizing skills, advocating for social and political issues and other leadership and communication skills needed to address issues on their campuses and in their communities.

Wonhoff is a 2003 graduate of Willapa Valley High School and is majoring in political science at Saint Martin’s. He is one of 165 students chosen as a Young People For fellow and was the only student selected from Washington state. He was nominated for one of the 15 at-large fellowships by his internship supervisor at WalmartWatch.Com. The remaining 150 fellows are from colleges and universities with chapters of the organization in their states.

At Saint Martin’s, Wonhoff has been active in student affairs since his freshman year, when he co-founded the Donkey Democrat Club. He served as the club’s president and has been active in the Saint Martin’s Social Action Club, on student government issues and in state political campaigns. He currently is judicial vice president of the student government, the Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University and president of the university’s Residence Hall Council.

He said the all-expenses-paid fellowship will help him learn ways he can get students more interested and invested in social and political issues.

For more information:

Deanna Partlow
media relations coordinator
Saint Martin’s Office of Communication & Marketing
360-438-4541
dpartlow@stmartin.edu