WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- A senior at Marian High School in Birmingham, Mich., was named the nation's outstanding future leader Sunday at the National Century III Leaders Conference.
Marie L. Miranda won the award, an $11,500 scholarship, from among 4,000 students nationwide.
Century III Leaders is a program involving high school seniors from every state and Washington, D.C.
Ron Bruner, the program's vice president, said students are chosen for the program on basis of their records of leadership in their schools and communities, their 'projection' of a potential problem in the nation and their solution to it, scores on a current events examination and interviews at the state and national levels.
Other national winners were: Michael L. Bishop of Jacksonville, Fla.; Kevin B. Jennings of Honolulu; Dwaine A. Tesnohlidek of Fruitland, Idaho; Susan Hecht of Burlington, Iowa; Peggy Bhalla of Iowa City, Iowa; Russell M. Dallen Jr. of Gulfport, Miss.; Alexander Miller of Omaha, Neb.; Heather L. Jack of Elkins, W.Va., and Jill C. Anderson of Laramie, Wyo.
The program, sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals in Reston, Va., began during the 1976 Bicenntenial.
Each state winner receives a $1,500 scholarship. Finalists selected at the national meeting receive an additional $500.