Alexander Quinlan, a student at the Montessori School of Covington, has been accepted into the People to People World Leadership Forum.
Quinlan will join a select group of students in Washington, D.C., next week, to study leadership and explore some of the United States' most prominent monuments and institutions.
From Capitol Hill to the Smithsonian Institution and from historic Mount Vernon to the National Museum of American History, Quinlan will examine 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.
Delegates will meet Mary Jean Eisenhower, granddaughter of Dwight D. Eisenhower and president and CEO of People to People and hear from former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleisher. They will take part in a service project honoring the heroes that protect the president and us.
Quinlan was accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.
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, visit www.peopletopeople.com/leadership