Youth Leadership Del Rio is a program that is offered to a diverse group of high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who have leadership potential. The program helps to develop basic skills in leadership, problem solving, and communication. Students will gain an awareness of community issues, work in diverse groups, and recognize their maximum potential.
Selection is made by a committee of community representatives and Leadership Del Rio alumni. All applicants will receive notification of selection by January 17, 2019. As the program is expected to have more applications than available spots, regretfully, not all applicants will be accepted.
George W Bush was the 41st President of this Great Nation. President Bush died late Friday at age 94 — nearly eight months after his wife of 73 years died at their Houston home. George Herbert Walker Bush was many things, including only one of three presidents elected from the Great State of Texas. He was also only the second American to see his son follow him into the nation's highest office. But more than anything else, he was a believer in government service. Few men or women have served America in more capacities than the man known as "Poppy."
Before winning the 1988 campaign that elected him president, President Bush served as a Naval pilot during World War II, later as a congressman, an ambassador to the United Nations and envoy to China, chairman of the Republican National Committee, director of the CIA, two-term vice president and, finally as president.
President Bush once said.... "There is no higher honor than to serve free men and women, no greater privilege than to labor in government beneath the Great Seal of the United States and the American flag."
Bush will be buried Thursday on the grounds of his presidential library at Texas A&M University at the family plot next to his wife Barbara, who died in April, and their 3-year-old daughter Robin, who died in 1953.