Sheldon Long, a homeschooled student from Madras, Oregon, heard Turning Point USA founder, Charlie Kirk, speak at the Young Conservatives Leadership Conference in Lakewood, Colorado. Following the event, Sheldon had the chance to speak with Charlie about Turning Point USA and quickly decided to apply for the High School Activist Conference to become involved with the organization.

After attending the conference, Sheldon said the highlight of the summit was the opportunity to network with other likeminded students, speakers, and leaders within the conservative movement. Hearing from Charlie Kirk and former Congressman Joe Walsh were also memorable portions of the conference for Long.

Sheldon will continue to stay involved with Turning Point USA. The conference has motivated Long to start a joint Turning Point USA and Young Americans for Liberty chapter at his local community college, Central Oregon Community College, in addition to writing for Hypeline.