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Congressman Pete Sessions

Representing the 32nd District of Texas

Pete Sessions Congratulates Texas Leadership Forum Students on American Leadership Institute Participation

August 2, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX-32) joined Today Foundation President Gary Griffith in congratulating North Texas students who have participated in the American Leadership Institute, a week-long conference in Washington for members of the Today Foundation’s Texas Leadership Forum (TLF).

The American Leadership Institute provided participants with an up close look at the inner-workings of federal government operations. This year’s participants included 17 bright leaders chosen based upon academic performance, community involvement and leadership ability.

“Every year I am honored to welcome young leaders from the Texas Leadership Forum to our nation’s capital,” said Sessions. “This is an exceptional program that has provided immense opportunities for North Texas students. I am confident that their visit to our nation’s capital will help further develop their leadership skills and encourage them to continue to engage in their communities.”

The American Leadership Institute’s events included educational tours and meetings at the Capitol, Pentagon, U.S. State Department, Arlington National Cemetery, the Newseum, and Smithsonian Museums. During the week, students observed House committee hearings and attended a private speaking forum featuring several Washington leaders, including Congressman Will Hurd (TX-23), Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-3) and Congressman Mark Meadows (SC-11).

American Leadership Institute Participants: Aracely Lomeli of Adamson High School; Joseline Crescenciano of Bryan Adams High School; Anjana Lamichhaney, Radha Adhikari and Ganga Bhandari of Conrad High School; Cristella Alvarado, Nalissa Houth, Tychianna Nelson, Wesley Taylor-Vincent and Vivian Nguyen of Irving High School; Jakyron Joseph of Lake Highlands High School; Jhair Galindo of Nimitz High School; Chloe Fagin and Vincent McGrath of W. T. White High School; Rance Albert of Woodrow Wilson High School; Ethan Hollis and Colton Henry of Queen City High School.

The Texas Leadership Forum is a program of the Today Foundation, which seeks to foster civic involvement, leadership and character building in high school students while educating them about government and public policy. For more information about the Texas Leadership Forum and the Today Foundation, please visit