Leadership Tomorrow was developed for high school juniors and is hosted by the Chamber. The program mirrors the Leadership Lufkin program. Students in the program have the opportunity to learn about Angelina County firsthand, to explore opportunities that exist for their futures in this area, and to give back to the community through community volunteer service.
The class year will begin with an Opening Reception to welcome students and thank their sponsors. During the following seven months, the students will attend a day on the Ropes Course and five additional sessions that educate them on social services, health care, education, local economy and government in Angelina County. Also included in the program will be three community volunteer projects.
Leadership Tomorrow, Class of 2021-2022: Grant Ashby, Lufkin ISD; Chip Buchanan, Lufkin ISD; Cailyn Crow, Lufkin ISD; Malcolm Deason, Lufkin ISD; Charlie Deaton, Lufkin ISD; Miguel Escobedo, Lufkin ISD; Kate Garza, Lufkin ISD; Preston (Julian) Jelinek, Lufkin ISD; Sloan Moss, Lufkin ISD; Kylie Ridings, Lufkin ISD; Addyson Soderquist, Lufkin ISD; Will (Matthew) Stafford, Lufkin ISD; Kaylor Vazquez, Lufkin ISD; Jacob Weibe, Lufkin ISD; Cullen Merrell, Hudson ISD; Holt (Riley) Nichols, Hudson ISD; Bosten Oliver, Hudson ISD; Olivia Stanford, Hudson ISD; Macie Bearden, Central ISD; Russell Reid, Central ISD; Randy Stephens, Central ISD; Malerie Clifton, Huntington ISD; Destiny Snell, Huntington ISD; Bailee Havard, Diboll ISD; Michael Terrazas, Diboll ISD; and Savannah Smith, Zavalla ISD.
Leadership Tomorrow Eligibility Requirements
- Applicant must be a junior in high school in Angelina County
- Applicant must be a resident of Angelina County
- Applicant must pay $60 toward program expenses
- Corporate sponsor must pay $200 toward program expenses.
- Applicant must demonstrate leadership potential in school, community, or family activities with an interest in furthering knowledge of Angelina County.
- Applicant must commit to 100% attendance of all sessions and assignments.
Application for the 2022-2023 Leadership Tomorrow Class will be available early spring. Sophomores going into their Junior year are eligible to apply.
If you require financial assistance, a letter explaining your request must be included with your application. Upon acceptance into the program tuition is due in full. Limited scholarships may be available. Click here for a copy of the Scholarship Request.
Leadership Tomorrow Committee
A Committee of Leadership Lufkin graduates volunteer their time to oversee and coordinate the program during the class year. Chairman, Steve Killam of St. Paul's United Methodist Church, leads the Committee and works closely with the Chamber to carry out the program. Other Committee members are Will Alvis (Merrill Lynch); Maci Herrington Dover (Whataburger); Sam Johnson (Mike Love & Associates, LLC); Matt Knight (The Advanced Financial Group); Shell Lockhart (Hospice in the Pines); Joy Scott-Killam (CHI St. Luke’s Health Memorial), Lauren Stacy (Lufkin Parks and Recreation ); Britany Vinson (Tomé Catering); Glenda Wynne (Consolidated Communications).
For more information about Leadership Tomorrow, contact Jessica Hill Berry at 936-634-6644 or JHill@LufkinTexas.org.
By attending or participating in any Leadership Tomorrow session or event, you are giving the Lufkin/Angelina County Chamber of Commerce permission to use any likeness or photography taken during such sessions or events for publicity purposes.