Four Star Leadership with Gen. Tommy Franks will host the Four Star Leadership Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. July 14 at the Gaylord University Center on the Oklahoma Christian University campus. The awards banquet will mark the end of the week-long summer leadership program created by the Gen. Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum. 

The 2016 Four Star Leadership program provides 70 of the top performing high school students from around the world a one-of-a-kind opportunity to interact with world leaders. Program curriculum is designed around the four core principles that led Gen. Franks through his 38-year military career: character, common vision, communication and caring. Attendees have a chance to earn more than $15,000 in college scholarships as well as gain internships and receive letters of recommendation.

The Four Star Leadership Awards Banquet is a ceremony to recognize outstanding student performance exhibited during the week-long program and serves as a fundraiser for the program. Prominent Oklahoman and Oklahoma State Regent, Mike Turpen, will deliver the keynote remarks during the dinner. In addition, General Franks will address banquet attendees.

“The goal of Four Star Leadership is to invest in the next generation of leaders by developing young people into the kind of individuals who will propel our world to greater peace, prosperity and mutual respect,” said Gen. Franks. “We invite members of the public to enjoy dinner and the program as we recognize the 2016 Four Star Leadership Class at our annual awards banquet.”

TICKETS to the banquet are $75 and can be purchased online at Corporate and table sponsorships are also available. All proceeds will benefit Four Star Leadership with Gen. Franks. Four Star Leadership with Gen. Franks is a world-class leadership program developed as a partnership between the Gen. 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 or call 580-726-5900.

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