Five Indian American high school students are among eight people selected to represent the US in the J8 summit, a parallel youth event to the G8 Summit.
Kavitha Narra, Rohit Nalamasu, Kritika Kailash, Aarthi Minisandram and Sudha Gollapudi will represent the US at the next G8 summit to be held in Germany in June.
The team calls itself Aquilones ('Eagles' in Latin). Its other members are Rachel Peterson, Kelly O'Reilly and David Kastleman.
The final team was selected from 63 teams across the US through an international selection process developed by Morgan Stanley and UNICEF, ethnic Indian newspaper Indiawest reports.
To get selected, each team comes up with its own ideas on how to tackle the key issues being discussed by the G8 leaders. They submit these ideas online through the J8 website.
The entries are then judged by a specially selected panel in each country. The team with the best entry from each country is chosen to take part in the J8 Summit and gets an opportunity to meet leaders of the G8.