Students Awarded Scholarships from World-Class Leadership Program with Ret. General Tommy Franks
For Immediate Release: July 25, 2016
A dozen students were awarded scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 from the Four Star Leadership program with General Tommy Franks. Four Star Leadership is a free summer leadership program that provides students with both classroom and one-on-one experiences with respected leaders. Only 70 students worldwide were selected to participate in the 2016 Four Star Leadership program, which was held July 9-15 in Hobart, Oklahoma.
Students were challenged with practical leadership and ethical scenarios and then asked to address them individually in a persuasive speech and writing competition as well as collaboratively in an Ethics Bowl competition. Attendees had an opportunity to earn more than $15,000 in scholarships as well as gain internships and receive letters of recommendation.
Students earned scholarships by demonstrating an understanding of leadership principles and outstanding presentations.
The 2016 Four Star Leadership scholarship winners are:
First place Four Star Leader: Riley Juenemann of Firestone, Colorado Second place Four Star Leader: Manley James of Charlotte, North Carolina First place persuasive speech: Tegan Truitt of Lakewood, Colorado Second place persuasive speech: Angela Lin of Eden Prairie, Minnesota First place writing: Riley Tompkins of Canyon Lake, Texas Second place writing: Sunitha Konatham of Austin, Texas Team Ethics Bowl first place: Evan Bostic of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Team Ethics Bowl first place: Sarah Atha of Arnett, Oklahoma Team Ethics Bowl first place: Madelynn Dancer of Soper, Oklahoma Team Ethics Bowl first place: Lauren Goodson of Fairview, Oklahoma Team Ethics Bowl first place: Dawson Lowery of Cyril, Oklahoma
“Each of our Four Star Leadership attendees demonstrated great potential in leading the next generation and a commitment to improving their communities and the world,” said Gen. Franks. “In an effort to further support the pursuit of education and exploration of career paths, we are pleased to award a dozen scholarships to students who placed in this year’s competition.”
During the program, students were hosted by Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond, Oklahoma, and traveled on various excursions across the state where they met, and engaged with, national and international leaders including elected officials, dignitaries and star athletes.
Program curriculum is designed around the four core principles that lead Gen. Tommy Franks through his 38-year military career: character, common vision, communication and caring.
For more information on the program, 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 395 U.S. high school students from 48 different states and 50 international students. For more information on Four Star Leadership visit FourStarLeader.com or call (580) 726-5900.
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