Marine Corps JROTC cadets Trinity Hathaway and Jason Lambert have been selected
to attend the Youth Leadership Conference during Summer 2017.
will attend the program on July 16-20 at Texas A&M University in College
Station, while Lambert will participate in a session on June 11-15 at the USS
Lexington Museum in Corpus Christi.
students, who are juniors, were nominated from a board comprised of Military
Order of the World Wars members and GHS JROTC instructors.
The YLC allows high school
students a chance to develop leadership and public speaking skills through
patriotic education. In addition, the
program included elements of leadership to maintain a free society, concepts of
a free enterprise system, and the founding principles upon which the United
State was built. Participants develop an
appreciation for the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights as well as an
awareness for the civic responsibilities associated with preserving rights and
At the conference, students
devote half the class time to leadership development and the remaining half to
American history, government, and economics.
Participants interact with instructors and peers in small group discussion,
debates, skits, and other activities.
The program also included a mock trial of an actual court case as well
as oral and written presentations.
The conference is sponsored
by MOWW, an organization founded in 1919 after World War I when General John J.
Pershing requested that his officers continue serving the country after the
conclusion of their active duty military service. Today, the MOWW hosts the YLC program
throughout the United States at no cost to the high school students attending
and sponsors award programs for ROTC and JROTC cadets.
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