2019 Conference Highlights

2019 Conference Highlights

high schools
jrotc students

2019 award winners

Alex Murphy, Palmer Ridge HS – Honor Graduate—Madden Award

Abigail Deyoe, Castle View HS– Dexter & Jo Ann Peak Essay Award Winner

Bente Bungum, Denver North HS – Robert Meier Award for Respect & Responsibility

Jonathan Haerr, The Classical Academy HS – Gen Ben Bellis Award for Creativity & Judgement

Miles McCue, Palmer Ridge HS – John Runningen Award for Ambition & Work Ethic

Salem Scobee, Excellence HS – Alfred Champion Award for Persistence & Reason

Mya Hunt, Mesa Ridge HS – James Coakley Award for Dedication & Patriotism

Noah Anderson, Discovery Canyon HS – Rebecca Reynolds Award for Self-Discipline & Selflessness

Louden Archuleta, Air Academy HS – Harold Shear Award for Caring and Vision

Juan Cardona, Doherty HS – David Claytor Award for Grace & Humility

Alyssa Sandoval, Widefield HS – Mary Bower Award for Honesty & Inspiration

student testimonials

  • Major strength of the conference is the interaction you have with other students during the conference. The wide array of speakers gave such a thorough overview of patriotism, the free enterprise system and leadership, there is never a complaint.
  • I had a great time each day while learning more and more about leadership, the free enterprise system and patriotism.
  • I gained the skills and knowledge needed to be a great leader, be successful, have patriotism and never give up.
  • I had the time of my life at this conference. The way leadership was approached here will stick with me the rest of my life. This whole place was so positive and helped me open my shell to others.
  • To be honest, I did not originally want to come to the conference. But, after being here, I am soooo glad I decided to come. IT has been a blast and I have truly made amazing friends that I will continue to talk to following the conference.
  • I have learned many valuable lessons here and I am excited to go and try them out in the world.
  • From this conference I learned how to inspire people through leadership, and I can use this in school and in life.
  • Overall, I feel as if the conference really has changed many of the things I look at. All of the speakers at the conference brought a great message with ideas that are applicable in life. I am excited to test out these new leadership methods back at home.
  • The heavy emphasis on patriotism and leadership among the senior staff and guest speakers was a major strength and I believe exceeded the stated goals in those areas.
  • I was able to learn a lot about patriotism and had a lot of love and loyalty towards my country.
  • I loved this conference. And I am so blessed to have received the opportunity to attend. Thank you so much for providing an amazing camp at which I learned to become a better leader and a patriot.
  • The most important insight was changing my perspective on how I face my challenges.
  • I loved this conference and I had a great time with new people. I was nervous at first, but I felt like I grew so much.
  • I think this conference is very inspirational and I really enjoyed my time here and I am inspired to be a greater leader that can treat everyone with kindness.