America needs citizens strong in their ideals and spiritual convictions, healthy in their bodies and tirelessly inquiring in mind.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

There can be no finer purpose
than for the leaders of various walks
of San Diego life to join together
with the elected student leaders of the high schools
in a re-dedication to the memory of those two greatest
of America’s sons, Washington and Lincoln.
- General Douglas MacArthur

It affords me the greatest pleasure to extend my
good wishes and greetings to all
in attendance at this Washington-
Lincoln Laurels for Leaders
Luncheon.
Your presence pays honor to the memory of the two men who 
most truly symbolize the finest ideals of American citizenship
- J. Edgar Hoover

One of the most inspired and creative
patriotic programs of recent years is the
Annual Washington-Lincoln Joint Birthday
Luncheon held in San Diego, California,
honoring youth with ‘Laurels for Leaders.’ It is timely and prophetic.
It is my earnest hope that it may become nation-wide.
- Dr. Daniel A. Poling, Editor, Christian Herald Magazine

A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Leadership is solving problems. The day soldiers stop bringing you their problems is the day you have stopped leading them. They have either lost confidence that you can help or concluded you do not care. Either case is a failure of leadership.

- Colin Powell

We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.

- Eleanor Roosevelt

Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.

- Steve Jobs

You are never strong enough that you don’t need help.

- Cesar Chavez

Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

- John F. Kennedy

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.

- Barack Obama

As a leader, you have to have the ability to assimilate new information and understand that there might be a different view.

- Madeleine Albright

Luncheon

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.

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Washington-Lincoln Laurels for Leaders was established in 1957 as a way of honoring and recognizing the achievements of ASB presidents of San Diego County high schools.

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In giving to Laurels for Leaders, you invest in students who are already showing the world they have what it takes to lead.

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