Posted Date: 11/09/2020
The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) has announced the 2020 class of the Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program – an intensive leadership-building experience. Eisenhower High School’s (EHS) Military Child Club is among the group of participants selected. Each team is comprised of four students. Representing EHS is Dinah Hopper, Alyssa Martinez, Angelica Martinez, and Kadence Harless.
Dr. Regina DeLoach, LPS district Military Child committee chair shared the excitement upon receiving the news of EHS’s Student 2 Student (S2S) team acceptance.
“This is a huge honor, as only 24 schools were selected internationally to participate,” Deloach said. “The students have the opportunity to make an impact locally and share it with their peers across the globe.”
Teams will spend their time talking with influential leaders, sharing ideas and challenges, and participating in team‐building activities led by West Point faculty, distinguished guests, and the MCEC Student Programs Team.
Military Child Education Coalition member Debra Longley says S2S is based on 5 core values. Those include leadership, academics, service, finding the way, and relationships.
“Each value builds an S2S program on a local school campus that assists the transitioning students as they learn more about their campus and the culture and community of their new home,” Longley said.
Each team will be awarded $500 to complete a leadership project in their school or community. EHS Military Child Club (MCC) sponsor Joe McKenzie said the team plans to use this opportunity to expand MCC services.
“Our project seeks to spread the influences and benefits of the Military Child Club into the elementary schools in Lawton,” McKenzie said. “We feel that by establishing this type of club into the elementary schools will not only be helpful to applicable elementary students, but also create a cadre of trained students who could carry their experiences into the middle school and high school MCC organizations.”
The S2S Teams are designed to help new students, especially military children, transition into a new school. LPS secondary students interested in participating in their school MCC can reach out to their activities director.