FARGO — A Fargo eighth grader will be getting the chance to learn leadership skills in our nation's capital.

Zoe Langemo is going to Washington, D.C., for the Junior National Young Leaders Conference after being nominated by her social studies teacher for her love of American history.

Langemo's mother, Bree Langemo, said she is extremely proud of her daughter and is excited for her opportunity to go to Washington.

"She lives a vegan lifestyle and has volunteered at (the) humane society," she said. "I think this will just give her an opportunity to expand upon some of the opportunities that she's already had."

Zoe is headed to Washington later on this summer.