Students From Around the World Recipients of Scholarships from Leadership Program with Ret. General Tommy Franks
For Immediate Release: July 29, 2019
Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks is proud to announce that 12 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 competition.
Brody Smith of Noble, Oklahoma, won first place in the Four Star Leader category and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.
Salam Karadsheh of Amman, Jordan, won second place in the Four Star Leader category and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship.
Ryan Chu of Pomona, California, won first place in the Journal Writing category and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.
Anna Brown of Yukon, Oklahoma, won second place in the Journal Writing category and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship.
Payton Hart of West Palm Beach, Florida, won first place in the Persuasive Speech category and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.
Rhitishah Yuva Raju of Folsom, California, won second place in the Persuasive Speech category and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship. Raju also won honorable mention in the Journal Writing category and was awarded a $500 scholarship.
The team of Presley Steele of Nephi, Utah, Alexander Hurteau of Edmond, Oklahoma, Brittany Bobbitt of Sedalia, Missouri, George Schroeder of Norman, Oklahoma, Tionna Moore of Jonesboro, Georgia, and Laura Krohn of Wheaton, Kansas, won first place in the Ethics Bowl and were each awarded a $2,000 scholarship.
“We are honored to assist the world’s brightest high school students as they make important steps toward 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 562 U.S. high school students from 48 different states and 45 international students. For more information on Four Star Leadership visit FourStarLeader.com or call (580) 726-5900.
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