Tomorrow's Leaders








 A Community Leadership Development Program

For High School Juniors



Position Statement


The Cushing Chamber of Commerce & Industry has established a leadership program for High School Junior Class students from the Cushing area.


This program is based on the model of Leadership Cushing, but structured to meet the needs of today’s youth.  The program consists of a series of issue-oriented forums.  The forums will emphasize that truly effective leadership requires knowledge, motivation and concern for others and strong moral character.


It is the goal of this program to provide information, guidance, challenge and honor to future community leaders.  Participants will be selected on the basis of past performance in school and through other community activities.





TOMORROW’S LEADERS is designed to instill a sense of community pride to participants through experiencing the various elements that interact to form a strong and dynamic Cushing.  The program has four specific objectives.


  • Motivate potential leaders.
  • Acquaint participants with community needs, opportunities and resources.
  • Provide participants with opportunities for interaction with community leaders and decision makers.
  • Equip participants with various leadership skills.





About the Program


Session I.  The Cushing Chamber of Commerce & Industry will host a kick-off reception for parents and participants of Tomorrow’s Leaders which will be held at Cushing High School Fieldhouse.


Session II.  Participants will meet for a session based upon a Cushing community profile and a local economy tour of Cushing.


Session III.  A tour of various activities involving the the history of Oklahoma and how that relates to the City of Cushing.


Session IV.  The final program provides learning leadership, communication skills, motivation and presentation skills.  Also included in the Tomorrow’s Leaders programs are team building skills.



Requirements for Participation


TOMORROW’S LEADERS will accept applications from high school students that will be juniors during their sophomore school year that meet the following criteria.


  • Leadership Potential
  • Commitment to attend entire program
  • Completion of formal application



How to Apply


Applications for Tomorrow’s Leaders will be distributed following a Special Assembly.  You may also pick up applications in the high school office or in the English classes.


Applications must be returned to a designated teacher in his/her classroom by a designated date.  Any applications NOT signed by applicant AND parent and brought in after a designated time and date will NOT be accepted.





There is no tuition fee to applicants.  All cost for the program including meals and session materials are provided by Cushing Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Tomorrow’s Leaders Committee.




Steering Committee


TOMORROW’S LEADERS is governed by a Steering Committee of community leaders from the Cushing Chamber of Commerce & Industry.  Members of this Steering Committee are:


Sharon Kerr                                      Trisa Nicholas

Lee Denney                                       Terry Brannon

Julie Puls                                           Carrie Gilbert

Tracy Caulfield                                 Audra Forguson


2015 Student Members


 Bailey Hightower                        Asher Fahrny                                   Krista Simpson

 Lara Allen                                    Alexandra Carpenter                     Skyla Vaughan

 Alexa Ostmeyer                        Hagen Myers                                    Bailey Harmon

 Dusty Allen                                 Daxton Short                                    Ben Stokes

 Branden McKinney                   Wes Ahrberg                                   Josiah Wright

 Maggie Hough                            Trey Morris                                      Dalton Hockett

 Waylon Roe                                Abigail Watkins                               Coda Hunt

 Matthew Tafoya                         Kelsey Laureman                          Hanna Brichacek