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Choctaw Nation Holds Teen Leadership Summit In Durant

DURANT, OK -- Hundreds of Texoma students took part in a gathering organized by the Choctaw Nation.

The Extreme Youth Summit was held at the Choctaw Event Center on Wednesday. Around 1,400 students who have summer jobs with the Choctaw Youth Program took part, along with 100 more from a Big 5 program.

The event is held every year in order to encourage leadership in teens. Young people from 14 counties heard from several speakers including motivational speakers and Champion Coolers manager Brian Aspell.

"This is a great program to just introduce them to the workforce and to show that they can you know be just as competitive as anyone out in the workforce. It's teaching them a lot about customer service," says Choctaw Nation W.I.A. program director Patty Mink.

This is the seventh year for the event and the theme was "Extreme Leadership."