Aubrey McCrary of Lebanon recently attended Harding University's 60th annual National Leadership Forum in Searcy, Ark. McCrary was sponsored by Wilson County Farm Bureau as a delegate to the forum, which is presented by the university's American Studies Institute.
Area Farm Bureaus and civic clubs selected the delegates, who were instructed in the values and qualities of leadership and learned how the United States has developed its leaders. Young people attending the forum were taught about comparative economic systems and ways to defend our nation's society and its freedoms. They heard presentations by such leaders as Dean Sikes, Spirit of America Foundation, who addressed "Discover Your Destiny;" John Foppe, motivational speaker on "Life is an Attitude;" and Pat Socia, who encouraged the delegates to be leaders in sexual morality.
More than 200 people from five states attended the forum. Harding University, with an enrollment of over 7,000, is the largest private university in Arkansas.