To: KOMO News
Re: Stanwood Student Accepted into People to People Academic Program
Sabrina Hillbrand a student at Stanwood Middle School has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum. Hillbrand will join a select group of students in Washington D.C., early 2010, to study leadership and explore some of the United States’ most prominent monuments and institutions.
From Capital Hill to the Smithsonian Institution, and from historic Gettysburg to the National Museum of American History, Hillbrand will examine the characteristics of American leadership during times of national challenge and prosperity. Forum delegates will also participate in small-group discussions and exercises to experience firsthand how successful leaders develop strategies, make decisions, build consensus, and foster change.
Hillbrand was accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement, and leadership potential. Hillbrand’s teacher stated it was a pleasure to nominate her and went on to state, very few students are nominated. They must really stand out in the teacher’s eyes and demonstrate leadership qualities as well as interest in global concerns and genuine passion to leave a positive footprint in the world.
The program is coordinated by People to People Leadership Programs to fulfill the vision President Dwight D. Eisenhower had for fostering world citizenship when he founded People to People International during his presidency in 1956. For additional information please visit peopletopeople.com/leadership.