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Turning Point USA Announces U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as a Speaker at the 2018 High School Leadership Summit


Turning Point USA Announces U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos as a Speaker at the 2018 High School Leadership Summit

The 4-day High School Leadership Summit kicked off today with this special announcement

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LEMONT, Ill., July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Monday, over 700 conservative high school students gathered to kick-off the start of Turning Point USA's 2018 High School Leadership Summit. The 4-day conference takes place from July 23-26, 2018 at George Washington University in Washington, DC and brings together some of the nation's most well-known conservative leaders.

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Adding to the excitement is the announcement that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be speaking alongside a strong line-up of influential speakers including Mark Cuban, Donald Trump, Jr., Attorney General Jeff Sessions, U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley, Senator Rand Paul, Judge Jeanine Pirro, and many more. "We are excited to have Betsy DeVos join our prestigious line-up of speakers and thankful to everyone who has helped bring this life-changing opportunity to young students in America," said Charlie Kirk, Founder and Executive Director for Turning Point USA.

Betsy DeVos was confirmed on February 7, 2017, to serve as the 11th U.S. Secretary of Education. As the daughter of a public-school teacher, her interest in education was sparked at a young age. She has been involved in the fight for better education policy across the nation ever since, devoting nearly three decades to this cause. She is passionate about empowering parents and advocating for children and has worked to support reforms that aid underserved children's access to education and establish new educational choices for students.

DeVos is a strong conservative leader who believes that a zip-code or a household's income shouldn't determine the quality of a child's education. As secretary, she is an advocate for more localized control of education that provides parents with greater choices and power to ensure their children are receiving a quality education that puts them on a path to career success.

Turning Point USA's High School Leadership invites hundreds of selected high school students to learn about grassroots activism, leadership training, and politics. Each day's agenda is packed with thought-provoking speeches delivered by the most prestigious conservative leaders from around the nation. It is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for student attendees.

Thanks to the Summit's sponsors, selected students are provided with general admission tickets and on-site lodging for a small registration fee of $15. The 2018 High School Leadership Summit sponsors include the Leadership Institute, Campus Reform, the Heritage Foundation, NRA-IRA, the Atlas Society, and Liberty University.

For more information about Turning Point USA's High School Leadership Summit, please visit:  

About Turning Point USA:
Turning Point USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded on June 5, 2012, by Charlie Kirk. The organization's mission is to identify, educate, train, and organize students to promote the principles of freedom, free markets, and limited government.

Since the founding, Turning Point USA has embarked on a mission to build the most organized, active, and influential grassroots activist network on college campuses across the country. With a presence on over 1,100 college campuses and high schools, Turning Point USA is the largest and fastest growing youth organization in America.


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