Tulsi Gabbard receives a prestigious national honor from the U.S. Jaycees that has previously gone to some of America’s most iconic names.... What do John F. Kennedy, Henry Ford, Elvis Presley and Tulsi Gabbard have in common? Each has been named by the U.S. Junior Chamber (Jaycees) as an Outstanding Young American. For Elvis, the award was his most valued, proving he was more than a pop culture phenomenon. For Honolulu City Councilwoman Gabbard, 31, this recently announced distinction puts her in the national spotlight as someone who “exemplifies the best attributes of the nation’s young people.” It positions her as a model of young leadership to create positive change in her community and around the world, according to the Jaycees. No pressure here. If Gabbard’s track record is any indication, she is more than up to the task of global role model.
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