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Posted: October 12, 2021

HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas —  The Military Child Education Coalition® today announced the military-connected students selected to participate in the organization’s Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program at the United States Military Academy (USMA), Oct. 18-21.

For the fourth-consecutive year, PAE is partnering with MCEC® as the official sponsor of this week-long leadership experience at West Point, NY.

“Congratulations to these outstanding students on their selection to attend the Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program at West Point,” said MCEC President and CEO Dr. Becky Porter. “Over the years, this program has enriched the lives of so many students and S2S programs. We are excited to be part of their journey and work alongside PAE and USMA to provide these young leaders with opportunities to grow together this fall.”

The Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program is a bi-annual leadership opportunity for sophomore and junior students who are members of the MCEC Student 2 Student® program at their schools. Students selected during the fall travel to West Point, and those selected in the spring attend the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Students selected to attend the Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program represent seven states across the country and have military-connected affiliations to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force. The fall class is as follows:

  • Cassandra          Widefield High School, Widefield School District, Colorado Springs, Colo.
  • Sunny                 Ft. Campbell High School, DoDEA, Ft. Campbell, Ky.
  • Andrew              Swansboro High School, Onslow County Schools, Swansboro, N.C.
  • Nalani                 Lejeune High School, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
  • Kara                    Early College East, Havelock, N.C.
  • Angelica             Eisenhower High School, Lawton Public Schools, Lawton, Okla.
  • Kaylie                 North Augusta High School, Aiken County Public Schools, North Augusta, S.C.
  • Jasmine             Randolph High School, Randolph Field ISD, Universal City, Texas
  • Maverick           Belton High School, Belton ISD, Belton, Texas          
  • Rhemmy           Steilacoom High School, Steilacoom Historical School District, Steilacoom, Wash.

Applications for this class were limited to only U.S. (CONUS) S2S programs due to COVID health and safety concerns that could limit overseas (OCONUS) students from attending. MCEC is assessing options for the spring edition of the Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership Program in Colorado Springs, Colo., and we will provide updates with the official announcement for applications at the beginning of 2022.


FHSLP Students






About the Military Child Education Coalition:
MCEC® is a 501(c)(3) global nonprofit leadership, service delivery, and advocacy organization. MCEC supports all military-connected children by educating, advocating, and collaborating to resolve education challenges associated with the military lifestyle. Learn more about the national advocacy efforts of MCEC at and on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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