National WWII Museum Offers Leadership Academy Scholarship to JPPSS Students

Untitled-1Students from around the nation will visit New Orleans to take part in the National WWII Museum Student Leadership Academy. This world class organization is offering select Jefferson Parish Public School System (JPPSS) students the opportunity to attend the academy for free.

The National WWII Museum is offering a scholarship to Jefferson Parish students interested in the Student Leadership Academy. Interested students must complete this application and email it to by Wednesday, May 6. Scholarship winners must be present during a panel discussion at the museum on Thursday, May 7. The discussion, “Eisenhower the Liberator,” features the grandchildren of Dwight D. Eisenhower. There will be a reception at 5 p.m. and the panel will begin at 6 p.m.

The Student Leadership Academy takes students through the history of WWII with the aim of exploring leadership lessons from one of the most important periods in world history. This six-night, seven-day program takes place July 12-18 and immerses students in the museum’s wealth of exhibits, artifacts, images, and documents with structured leadership lesson debates along the way. Students will feel what it’s like to be a member of a five-man crew inside a Sherman Tank, inspect the flight logs of a bomber pilot, and handle the gear of an infantryman in WWII. Students will also continually revisit the theme of “what it means today,” relating the lessons of WWII to their own lives and the world around them. Local students will commute during the seminar rather than stay at the hotel, but will have full access to all of the activities.

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