Woodrow Wilson student Cynthia Cruz was named a participant in the 2009 Texas Leadership Forum, a program that focuses on civic involvement while educating students about government.

Cruz and 11 other Dallas ISD students were selected for the program, which is sponsored by Dallas-based Today Foundation. U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions and Today Foundation president Gary Griffith announced the student leaders, which were all chosen based on their academic performance and community involvement.

Throughout the school year, these students will attend local leadership forums and participate in community outreach programs. They will also travel to Washington D.C. for a weeklong conference that will give students an inside view of national government operations and public policy debates.



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