Jericho Hendershot, 17, of Dalton, is among 50 students nationwide who have been selected to participate in the Four Star Leadership program, which offers leadership training, policy debate, speech competition and scholarships, as wellas the opportunity to engage with national and global leaders. The program will be held this July in Oklahoma City, Okla.

Organizers say that Hendershot, a senior this fall at Lackawanna Trail High School, was chosen for his demonstrated leadership abilities and outstanding character. He is founder and president of his school’s debate and forensics team, a member of the wrestling team and played in their production of Les Misérables this year.