Jose Hernandez, a 12th-grade student at Del Valle High School, was selected to attend a 5-day Southwest Youth Leadership Conference at Texas A&M in College Station in July. The youth leadership conference was an educational conference for rising seniors in high school focusing on developing leadership skills through patriotic education.

Students learned about the U.S. Bill of Rights, national laws, free enterprise and how to become a better leader. Participating students returned to their high schools in the fall to use the skills they learned at the conference to offer leadership skills in various ways at the high school.

“Jose is truly one of our best students and leaders in Air Force Junior ROTC. Going to this conference has truly helped him increase his leadership skills. He has the leadership and character to be very successful after high school,” said Colonel (Ret) Michael Kinslow, Senior Aerospace Instructor Air Force Junior ROTC.

Jose Hernandez ROTC Conference