Madison Morin, age 11, of Benton, is participating in the inaugural Discovery Girls Tween Summit this week in the San Francisco Bay area.
Morin was selected out of 8,000 applicants from across North America to attend the event and be featured in a future issue of "Discovery Girls" magazine.
She was one of only 36 finalists to be chosen for the honor and the sole Mainer in the group.
Morin was selected for her perspectives and attitude about issues facing today's tween-age girls, as written in her responses to a 12-question summit application that demonstrated her leadership, compassion, determination and enthusiasm.
The summit brings together young readers from across the country to engage in open, solution-oriented discussions about challenges facing today's tween girls.
Attendees also will participate in workshops and activities that explore topics including body image, bullying, technology and social skills.