Laurels for Leaders

The 60th Annual Laurels for Leaders Luncheon will be on February 22nd, 2017 at 11:30am at San Diego State University’s Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union (5500 Campanile Drive), College West, San Diego, CA 92115.

To register for the luncheon, please visit the Laurels for Leaders website!

Laurels for Leaders
The History of Laurels:

The Washington-Lincoln Laurels for Leaders luncheon is held in February each year around the time of the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.This is to relate the event to the patriotism of these great presidents, and reflect on their service to our county that has become so much a part of our American Heritage. The program provides and opportunity to offer encouragement and recognition for the accomplishment of young people who serve in leadership roles in the schools. A community leader brings to the honorees a message of patriotism, leadership and service.

Washington-Lincoln Laurels for Leaders was established in 1957, initiated by the late Dr. Frank Lowe, President of the San Diego Board of Education at that time, to honor and recognize achievements of ASB president of San Diego County’s high schools. The program was eventually taken over by a committee of the San Diego Kiwanis Club. The young men and women to be honored are guests of program sponsors who are leaders of all sections of community life throughout the county: business, industry, religion , education , government, military and service organizations. Corporate sponsors are also major contributors. It is through the contributions of these sponsors that the luncheon and presentations to the students are made possible.

The Goals of Laurels for Leaders:

1. To serve as a bridge between the business and education communities.
2. To encourage students toward goals that benefit their future, their
schools, and their communities.
3. To provide high school students access to community leaders for
meaningful educational, vocational, and service opportunities.
4. To encourage lifetime service to the community.
5. Through role modeling and recognition encourage the development of  leadership skills and further service.
6. To plan for and provide a stable base of funding for the perpetuation of  Washington-Lincoln Laurels for Leaders.
7. To remind students of the traditional values that have made our country  great.

Washington – Lincoln Laurels for Leaders is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization governed by a board of directors made up of members of the Kiwanis Club of San Diego, school officials, and public and private community leaders.

2014 Laurels for Leaders Recap

Margie Reese did a fabulous job getting press for Laurels this year! We were featured on KUSI, U-T Community Spotlight & the U-T Roger Hedgecock TV Show —
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To see a recap of the TV show, click here!
To hear the radio show, click here!
Photos from the 2012 Washington-Lincoln Laurels for Leaders Luncheon

Photos from the 2011 Washington-Lincoln Laurels for Leaders Luncheon