Four Star Award Winners Announced
It is official! The 2014 Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks is complete and some extraordinary students once again graced the stage to take the top honors. The 2014 Four Star Awards went... Read More
Monroe High School senior, JROTC cadet attending leadership program
By Thomas Himes, Los Angeles Daily News Thursday, July 17, 2014 DailyNews.com LA Daily News (http://www.dailynews.com) Monroe High School senior, JROTC cadet attending leadership program When... Read More
FOUR STAR LEADERSHIP WITH GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS is a world-class summer leadership program that allows 50 of the top high school students in the US to have a face-to-face experience with national and international leaders. King Abdullah of Jordan, Governor Mike Huckabee, Governor Mary Fallin, General Tommy Franks, Secretary Jack Kemp, Governor Bill Richardson, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Senator James Inhofe and Olympic gold-medalist Michelle Smith are a few of the program participants over the past three years. The National Center for Policy Analysis, Oklahoma Christian University, the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs, and the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute & Museum are partnering to create this opportunity for our next generation of leaders.
Students receive the same policy briefings world leaders receive and then are challenged to address those issues individually in a persuasive speech and editorial, and collaboratively in a Student Congress format. The program includes teambuilding exercises, spontaneous problem solving and coaching in persuasive speaking and writing. Students have an opportunity to gain scholarships, internships and much more. When students win a scholarship for themselves, they also win a financial award for the school that nominated them to attend.
The program is built around the core principles of character, common vision, communication and caring that guided General Tommy Franks through a 38-year career. These principles form a platform of discovery for the next generation of America's Leaders.