Theo Johnson

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Theo Johnson
In office
2015–2015
Personal details
Born (2000-01-25) January 25, 2000 (age 22)
Waukesha, Wisconsin
ResidencePewaukee, Wisconsin
EducationOlin College
ProfessionDiplomat (retired)
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Theo Johnson is a former United States youth diplomat. Johnson was the American delegate at the Nagasaki Peace Forum on the 70th anniversary of Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Background

Johnson was born in Waukesha, Wisconsin and raised in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. He attended and graduated from Pewaukee High School. In high school, Johnson was a member of the varsity soccer team.[1] He also was a co-captain of the FIRST Robotics Competition team where he won 2 regional championships at qualified for the playoffs at the World Championships. [2] After high school, he attended Olin College where he is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and has completed several projects focused on environmentalism. [3]

Prior to his selection by the Boys Scouts of America as the United States youth delegate to the Nagasaki Peace Forum, Johnson was active throughout the scouting organization as well as the Order of the Arrow. Johnson earned his Eagle Scout Award with Troop 175 in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin in the Potawatomi Area Council.[4] He is a Vigil Honor, Fox Award, and Founder's Award recipient in the Wag-O-Shag Lodge of the Order of the Arrow.[5] Johnson attended the 2013 National Scout Jamboree as a Scribe and the 2017 National Scout Jamboree as an Assistant Senior Patrol Leader.

Career

In 2015, Johnson was selected as the United States delegate to the Nagasaki Peace Forum by the Boy Scouts of America. The forum during during the 70th anniversary of Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and included delegates from 161 countries. The forum focused on global denuclearization and was held alongside the 23rd World Scout Jamboree as a separate event. During the event, Johnson received recognition from then United States Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy and then Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon. [6] [7][8][9][10]

References

  1. "Theo Johnson Career Stats". 2016. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  2. "1259 Paradigm Shift". 2018. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  3. "Olin College: Sustainabilitree". 2019. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  4. "Eagle Scout Honor Roll". 2016. Retrieved January 25, 2020.
  5. "Wag-o-Shag Awards". 2020. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  6. "CUMC Scouting". 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  7. "Nagasaki Youth Peace Forum". 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  8. "Nagasaki Peace Declaration". 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  9. "UM Scout Represents US". 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2021.
  10. "Secretary-General Urges All to Work towards Nuclear-Weapon-Free World as Global Children's Peace Forum Commemorates Atomic Bombing of Japan". 2015. Retrieved January 21, 2021.

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