Shawnee High School senior Laynie Henry is among 54 Oklahoma youth who graduated from the Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) Class VIII this month.

The youth were selected based on demonstrated leadership in their schools and communities.

Leadership Oklahoma created YLOK with a mission to develop young leaders who feel hope, pride and responsibility for the state’s future.


Shawnee High School senior Laynie Henry is among 54 Oklahoma youth who graduated from the Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) Class VIII this month.
The youth were selected based on demonstrated leadership in their schools and communities.
Leadership Oklahoma created YLOK with a mission to develop young leaders who feel hope, pride and responsibility for the state’s future.
The week-long program began in Oklahoma City and concluded at the Phillips Pavilion on the grounds of the governor’s mansion.
Locations visited by participants through the week included Stillwater, Tulsa, Enid, Ada, Newcastle and Norman.
At each location, the class learned about Oklahoma’s resources, issues and treasures and met with state leaders and further developed leadership skills.
“This is an outstanding group of young leaders,” said Brent Kisling, chairman of the Youth Leadership Oklahoma program committee. “It is clear that Oklahoma has a lot to look forward to as this generation steps forward to take leadership roles in their state and community in the years to come.”