By Greg Evans
The President’s Leadership Class is one of the highest honors an incoming freshman can receive going into college.
Carsen Young was selected to be a part of the PLC at both the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.
He said the President’s Leadership Class application was a part of his application to the universities.
Young has decided to attend college at OU but being selected to be a part of the class at both universities is a major honor.
In a letter from OU President David L. Boren, the PLC is called one of the highest honors for an incoming freshmen at the University of Oklahoma. Over 10,000 students applied for the recognition and only 100 were selected.
“I’ve been to a camp called BASIC, a student council camp in the summer; Nationals, a step above Basic, which is held in the summer; and when I was a sophomore, they did a HOBY camp and I was selected for that. HOBY stands for Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership.”
Young served as the freshman class president, student council representative and student council historian. During his time at Piedmont High School. He also served as a BASIC leadership camp junior counselor.”
The President’s Leadership Class is a 50-year-old program which opens up a number of possibilities and opportunities for members.
“At OU, we will have a class every week with President David Boren,” Young said. “I will receive a scholarship and I’ll have a lot of connections with people on campus. I will also have the opportunity, at the end of my freshmen year, to study abroad at OU’s campus in Arezzo, Italy.”
Opportunities include: meetings with Boren, Bob Stoops, Sherri Coale and the Governor of Oklahoma; mentorships with current OU student leaders, community involvement, dessert with the Dean and cash award opportunities in the sophomore year and beyond.