Students From Across the Country Recipients of Scholarships from Four Star Leadership With General Tommy Franks
For Immediate Release: August 3, 2022
Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks is proud to announce that 13 students from around the world have been awarded a cumulative $36,000 in scholarships. The students were awarded scholarships for writing, speech and ethics competitions during the program.
Autumn Iverson of Pierre, South Dakota, won first place in the Writing Category and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship as well as second place Four Star Leader for an additional $2,500 scholarship.
Madison Mowbray of Rehobeth, Alabama, won second place in the Writing Category and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship.
Brooklyn Hawkins of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Ben Waldron of Raleigh, North Carolina; and Sophie Sharum of Midland, Texas, each earned an honorable mention in the Writing Category and were each awarded a $500 scholarship.
Nermeen Al Omari of Amman, Jordan, won first place in the Persuasive Speech Competition and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.
Matthew Thomae of Ooltewah, Tennessee, won second place in the Persuasive Speech Competition and was awarded a $2,500 scholarship.
Steven Yang of Medina, Minnesota, won first place Four Star Leader and was awarded a $5,000 scholarship.
Rajaie Asbah of Madaba, Jordan; Abigail Cramer of Queen Creek, Arizona; Natalea Javaux of Corcoran, California; Miranda Medlen-Ursell of Tombstone, Arizona; Siddarth Srinivasan of Cumming, Georgia; and Sophie Sharum of Midland, Texas, 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 841 U.S. high school students from 46 different states and 57 international students. For more information on Four Star Leadership, visit FourStarLeader.com or call (580) 726-5900.
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