USMC War Memorial, Photo taken by Erick Lange 04/18/2009

TI MS student at World Leadership Forum

Erick Lange (son of Joseph and Sarah Lange), as seventh grade student a Thousand Islands Middle School just returned from attending People to People World Leadership Forum. Erick joined a select group of students in Washington D.C., from April 13-19 studying leadership and exploring some of the United States most prominent monuments and institutions.

From Capitol Hill to the Smithsonian Institution, and from Gettysburg National Military Park to the International Spy Museum, Erick examined the characteristics of American leadership during times of national challenge and prosperity. He participated in small-group discussions and exercises to experience fist-hand how successful leaders develop strategies, make decisions, build consensus and foster change.

Erick was nominated and accepted for the honor based on outstanding scholastic merit, civic involvement and leadership potential.

The program is coordinated by People to People Leadership Programs to fulfill the vision President Dwight D. Eisenhower had for fostering world citizenship when he founded People to People during his presidency in 1956. For additional information please visit A copy of Erick’s trip itinerary can be viewed at

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Millie says ... on Friday, May 8 at 4:49 PM

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Trish Baehr-Schaefer says ... on Thursday, Apr 23 at 1:30 PM

Way to go little man! What an awesome experience that must have been--I am jealous. :) The future of conservatism is bright with you on our side!

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Betty and Allan Schaefer says ... on Tuesday, Apr 21 at 8:24 PM

Erick--We are so proud of you! We know you'll go on to take advantage of many other exciting educational opportunities in the future and that you'll share your experiences with students from T.I. Middle School and beyond. Congratulations!

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