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Mr. Lester,
I would just like to thank you for your work with OMUN and the leadership camp.  This past Friday I was accepted to Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia and I believe a lot of my acceptance was because of my involvement in your programs.  I plan to major in Business and believe that I can help change the world for the better.  Your programs really have inspired me to make a difference in the world in any way that I can.  I will continue to support the I-OPEN project; I am a big advocate for educating third world countries.  Thank you again for the work you have done and that you will continue to do.  Good luck in the future!
Sincerely,
Connor Stark
St. Mary Central Catholic High School
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Dear Mr. Lester:
I wanted to make sure I thanked your again for all the opportunities you have given me over the past four years.  The Institution has made me into the person I am today and I have learned so much from the inspiring people I have met through OMUN and LTC.  I feel so strongly about the organization because it has a positive impact on our young people and opens our eyes to the world.  I did not get to have the high school experience that most people have due to my health problems, but you always treated me like I was a normal kid.  When I did not know if I could make it, I would contact people from OMUN and LTC and they pushed me on and gave me something to look forward to.  That would not have been possible without you, Mr. Lester.  You have been my inspiration in the toughest of times because you have brought together my true friends and you have impacted the world more that you will ever know.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything.  If there is anything I can do to repay you, please let me know.  Be safe and God Bless.
 
Love,
Hannah Kinzel
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Dear Mr. Lester,
You may not remember me from years ago but I certainly remember you. I just wanted to thank you for all of the leadership skills and traits that I have developed. You may not be directly involved in the shaping of these skills but you are the one who made it all possible. I am A1C Theodore Mason. I started leadership camp in 2002 and was a counselor in 2005 – 2006. The traits that I developed in these camps helped me to not only be a better leader, but a better person. I wanted to send this e-mail to show you my gratitude and appreciation for all that these camps have given me. I hope you are doing very well and I also hope the training camps and OMUN are running strong. I wish you the best. Thank you again.
A1C Theodore Mason
963d AACS/DOMD
USAF
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Dear John,
I just wanted to thank you for the providing an experience to children who participate at OMUN.  Living in Ohio, I am sure that parents and teachers who have participated in this program will agree that we are fortunate to have such a program in the Midwest.
In addition to Rahul's SAT and ACT scores, one of the key factors was his ability to comprehend human conflict and find a non violent resolution.  My husband and I believe, it was this kind of comprehension and to be cognizant of human needs that helped him to perform well at his interviews with physicians for his admission to Medical College.  Interestingly, Rahul said that a large part of his interviews included his analysis of conflicts around the world.
We are pleased that his dream of securing a medical seat on completion of high school has come true.  He is in an accelerated pre med/ medical school program.  He was also accepted in undergraduate programs at several well known institutions, but he chose University of Toledo because of a specialized track offered at UT.
We are grateful for the opportunities provided by your organization.  I look forward to seeing you on Sept 25th.
Sincerely
Anjana
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Dear Mr. Lester,
First, I want to offer a sincere thank you for the recommendations you wrote earlier this year. As an update, I want to let you know that I was named a Coca Cola Scholar which comes with a scholarship of at least $10,000 total. In addition, I have been invited to Atlanta, Georgia for four days which include an interview for an additional $10,000. This award was given to 250 seniors nationwide and the additional $10,000 will be given to 50 of those 250. I am sure that my involvement in Ohio Model United Nations, Leadership Training Camp, and I-OPEN were strong assets to my application. I am also sure the letter of recommendation strongly supported my application. Furthermore, the other recommendation I asked for the Elks National Scholarship moved through the district and regional levels to the state chairman who will soon be choosing submissions to the national level. Again programs sponsored by the Ohio Leadership Institute were a strong foundation to my application.
Again, thank you for all your support in my scholarship endeavors as well as the leadership experience I have had for the past four years.
Matt Williams
Massillon, OH
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