Students Across the Country Recipients of Scholarships from World-Class Leadership Program with Ret. General Tommy Franks
For Immediate Release: August 1, 2018
Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks is proud to announce that 14 students from across the country have been awarded a cumulative $35,000 in scholarships during the Four Star Leadership Awards Banquet at Oklahoma Christian University. The students were awarded scholarships for leadership, writing, an ethics bowl and persuasive speech.
David Edgerton III of Cottage Grove, Minnesota, won first place in the Persuasive Speech category and second place in the Four Star Leader category for a combined $7,500 in scholarships. Stuart Dokken of Deltona, Florida, won first place in the Opinion and Editorial Writing category and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship. Jonathan Veal of Brusly, Louisiana, won first place in the Four Star Leader category and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship. Miracle Olatunji of New Castle, Delaware, won second place in the Persuasive Speech category and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship. Elizabeth Card of Gresham, Oregon, won second place in the Opinion and Editorial Writing category and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship. Carolyn Abigail Kirkwood of The Colony, Texas, Sophia Jackson of Nixa, Missouri, Daniel Lopez of Riverside, California, Gatlin Schiele of Polson, Montana, Terence Briscoe of Colts Neck, New Jersey, and Jocelyn Bent of Midland, Texas, each received a $2,000 scholarship for taking first place in the Ethics Bowl. Erin Buckley of Boerne, Texas, won an honorable mention in the Opinion and Editorial Writing category and was awarded a $500 scholarship.
“We are honored to assist the world’s brightest high school students as they make important steps towards their collegiate careers,” said retired Gen. Tommy Franks. “We are confident that these awards are just the first step in a long journey of future triumphs for these leaders of tomorrow.”
During the world-class program, students learned leadership techniques from frontrunners in various fields. Politicians, dignitaries and star athletes offered their expertise to this year’s leadership program. Towards the conclusion of the week-long program, attendees expanded upon their skills through an individual persuasive speech and writing competition as well as collaboratively in an ethics bowl tournament.
For more information on the program or accepted applicants, visit FourStarLeader.com.
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. Four Star Leadership offers 70 top high school students invaluable leadership experience through an exciting and challenging curriculum at no cost to students. Since 2008, Four Star Leadership has welcomed 493 U.S. high school students from 48 different states and 43 international students. For more information on Four Star Leadership visit FourStarLeader.com or call (580) 726-5900.
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