Local Student Attends National Leadership Forum

August 12, 2014
Lydia D. Trail

A senior at DCHS, 16 year old Lydia D. Trail, attended Harding University's 58th annual National Leadership Forum in Searcy, Arkansas on June 1-6. Lydia was sponsored by DeKalb County Farm Bureau as a delegate to the Forum, which is presented by Harding University's American Studies Institute.

Area Farm Bureaus and civic clubs selected the delegates, who were instructed in the values and qualities of leadership and learned how our country has developed its leaders.

Young people attending the Forum were taught about comparative economic systems and ways to defend our society and its freedoms. They heard presentations by such leaders as Dean Sikes, Spirit of American Foundation, who addressed "Discover Your Destiny", John Foppe, motivational speaker who spoke on "Life is an Attitude", Andrew Baker spoke on "Social Media for Social Good", and Pat Socia, who encouraged the delegates to be leaders in sexual morality.

More than 220 young people from five states attended this year's National Leadership Forum. Harding University, with an enrollment of over 7,000, is the largest private university in Arkansas. Trail is the daughter of Heidi Trail and the granddaughter of George and Linda Tripp of Liberty.

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