Oklahoma education briefs

Oklahoma education briefs for July 6
Published: July 6, 2013

IN BRIEF

Two chosen for leadership camp

Two Oklahoma high school students have been selected to attend Four Star Leadership, a summer camp for 50 students from across the country.

Madison Morrow, 16, will be a junior at Altus High School this fall. Maggie Haliburton, 16, will be a senior at Putnam City North High School.

The camp offers leadership training, policy debate, speech competition and scholarships. The retreat is hosted by Gen. Tommy Franks, former leader of American and coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The all-inclusive camp is free. Co-hosts for the conference are the National Center for Policy Analysis, Oklahoma Christian University and the Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs.

Yukon program named best in state

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has given a Yukon program the 2013 Oklahoma Award for Outstanding Achievement in Alternative Education. The winning program is the Yukon Alternative Learning Experience, also known as YALE. The foundation will award $5,000 to YALE next week as part of the award. About 100 high school students participate each year in the program, which is known for small classes, individualized learning and arts opportunities. Students are encouraged to volunteer in the community.

WOSC names alumni board

The Western Oklahoma State College Alumni Association has named its 2013-14 board leaders. Officers are President Erin Chambers, Vice President Elizabeth Marcha and Secretary Dustin Balderas. Committee leaders are Dave Madl, membership; Lora Lea Pickering, activities; Allen Sasse, promotions; Nick Hood, legislation; and Chad Wiginton, hall of fame.

CARRIE COPPERNOLL, STAFF WRITER