Area student gets big salute

Logan Morris

Logan Morris, a Stratford area resident and high school student at Vanoss, has been awarded a scholarship to attend General Tommy Franks Four Star Leadership Academy.

Four Star Leadership with General Tommy Franks is a partnership between the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum and Oklahoma Christian University.

During the program, students will have an opportunity to learn leadership techniques from frontrunners in various fields.

Politicians, dignitaries and star athletes are some of the national and international leaders who have offered their expertise to previous years’ leadership programs.

“I am very honored and looking forward to attending the Four Star Leadership Academy with General Tommy Franks,” Logan Morris says.

“I greatly appreciate the opportunity provided to me to learn something new and experience something that I could benefit from though out my lifetime.”

Toward the conclusion of the week-long program, attendees will have the opportunity to expand upon their skills through a persuasive speech and writing competition as well as collaboratively in an Ethics Bowl tournament.

Attendees will have the opportunity to earn more than $30,000 in scholarships as well as gain internships and receive letters of recommendation.

Program curriculum is designed around the four core principles that led now-retired Gen. Tommy Franks through his 38-year military career: character, common vision, communication and caring. The program is free for accepted students.

Logan is the son of David and Christy Morris and has a younger brother Wyatt Morris.

Logan currently maintains a 4.0 GPA at Vanoss High School and participates in varsity basketball, FFA, shooting sports, is attending an Advanced Placement BioMed Program in the fall and plans on becoming a doctor.

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