National Hispanic Institute
National Hispanic Institute Texas Star Great Debate Summer Leadership Program
The National Hispanic Institute is a summer leadership program for 9th graders (Class of 2023). The NHI Great Debate Leadership Program provides engaging opportunities for students to sharpen their speaking skills. Students will participate in team competition, debate, and work on communication skills to become an influential community member.
To be eligible you must:
- Be a high school freshman (Class of 2023)
- Have a grade point average of at least 85
- Plan to pursue a 4 year college degree
- Have an interest in community leadership
Parent(s) are responsible for transportation to and from Schreiner University
The following forms and payment is due by Tuesday, January 21, 2020 to Mrs. Maldonado:
- NHI Great Debate Registration Form
- Parent/Medical Release Form
- $170 (cash, check, or money order payable to National Hispanic Institute)
Total cost of the 6-day Texas Star Great Debate is $695.
Parent contribution is $170. CISD sponsorship is $400. NHI scholarship is $125.
Seats are limited for the Great Debate program!
For more information about the National Hispanic Institute Summer Leadership Program, contact Marlene Costley-Maldonado, Cotulla HS Counselor, at 830-879-2374 ext. 2020.
The National Hispanic Institute website is:
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About the Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session
Since 1982, high ability, high achieving 10th and 11th grade students have graduated from the competitive and transformative Lorenzo de Zavala Youth Legislative Session (LDZ) experience designed for future community leaders.
You are invited to this eight-day intensive leadership experience filled with unexpected and unplanned challenges and hurdles. Known as “LDZ,” this experience is an opportunity for young people like you to learn how to navigate, manage and create large organizations by taking charge of your own youth government and proposing future community policies and projects.
Cotulla High School students who have attended the Texas Great Debate Summer Leadership Conference will participate in LDZ.
Cotulla High School LDZ Alumni Class of 2021
Leodoro Martinez IV
The CWS shepherds students into the transition of going into independent mode – adulthood – and the responsibilities that come with it. Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL) is the core methodology of this program, which engages students in an investigative and question-driven approach to mapping out the next 12 to 60 months of their lives.
Of NHI’s three high school leadership programs, the CWS represents the most serious and thought-provoking experience. It is also the program that tests students’ ability to transform challenges into workable solutions.
Cotulla High School LDZ Alumni will participate in the CWS program. They will receive their NHI Alumni graduation cords and a certificate.