Students From Across the Country Recipients of Scholarships from Four Star Leadership With General Tommy Franks
For Immediate Release: July 23, 2021 Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks is proud to announce that 10 students from across the country have been awarded a cumulative $34,500 in scholarships. The students were awarded scholarships for writing, speech and ethics competitions.
Aishwarya Swamidurai of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, won first place in the Writing Category and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.
Seo yun Kim of San Antonio, Texas, won second place in the Writing Category and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship.
Felicity Roberts of South Lake, Texas, won first place in the Persuasive Speech Competition and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.
Aishwarya Swamidurai of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, won second place in the Persuasive Speech Competition and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship.
Rebekah Cleary of Choctaw, Oklahoma, won first place Four Star Leader and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.
Adaya Plastow of Mitchell, South Dakota, won second place Four Star Leader and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship.
Sara Madanat of Amman, Jordan; Felicity Roberts of South Lake, Texas; Sam Smet of De Pere Wisconsin; Seth Brown of Stilwell, Oklahoma; Alayna Sweitzer of Palmdale, California; and William Conway of Ardmore, Oklahoma, participated on the winning Ethics Competition team and were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship.
“We are honored to assist the world’s brightest high school students with leadership capabilities and confidence as they make important steps toward their collegiate careers,” said Gen. Tommy Franks (Ret.). “We are confident that these awards are just the first step in a long journey of future triumphs for these leaders of tomorrow.”
Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks is a world-class leadership program developed as a partnership between the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum and Oklahoma Christian University. During the week-long program, top high school students from around the world learn leadership techniques and skills from frontrunners and influential leaders in various fields. Program curriculum is designed around the four core principles that led Gen. Tommy Franks (Ret.) through his 38-year military career: character, common vision, communication and caring. The opportunity is valued at more than $4,000 per student and is offered at no cost to selected students, including expenses, travel and programming.
Since 2008, Four Star Leadership has welcomed more than 700 U.S. high school students from 48 different states and 49 international students. For more information on Four Star Leadership, visit FourStarLeader.com or call (580) 726-5900.
Photo above information, left to right: Executive Director of the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum D’Lese Travis, Rebekah Cleary, Adaya Plastow, Alayna Sweitzer, Felicity Roberts, keynote speaker Major General Michael C. Thompson, William Conway, Seo yun Kim, Alayna Sweitzer, Sara Madanat, Sam Smet and Aishwarya Swamidurai. Not pictured is Seth Brown.
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