COSTA MESA — Nicolas Jaber is organized.
The Newport Harbor High School junior keeps his schedule on his iPhone and a planner. He keeps a political journal to reflect on current events and jot down theories.
But it's not warm and fuzzy like a teenage girl's diary, he is quick to point out.
He also finally broke down and brought a file cabinet up to his room.
"No teenager should have a file cabinet," he joked.
Nicolas isn't complaining about the reasons he needs to get more organized. Those same reasons have him flying up to Sacramento and now to Washington, D.C. More international destinations like Canada, Brazil and China — and possibly Egypt — are on his itinerary.
"It's fun," he said. "I love that nonstop lifestyle. That's just kind of who I am."
Nicolas was recently appointed as the student representative on the board of trustees to Sister Cities International, a nonprofit diplomacy network that helps connect students and residents from around the United States with people in other countries to forge mutual respect and understanding.