U.S. Department of State

Presidential Precinct is partnership aims to build leaders


The Presidential Precinct is an educational partnership among the University of Virginia, the College of William and Mary, Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, James Madison's Montpelier, James Monroe's Ash Lawn-Highland and William Short's Morven.

It had recently conferred its inaugural Young Leader Award on Oluwatoyosi Ogunseye, the first female editor of Nigeria's largest newspaper, Punch. The award is given to acknowledge the contributions of exceptional up-and-coming leaders around the world. Ogunseye is an award-winning journalist who was a member of the first class of Mandela Washington Fellows, the U.S. government's Young African Leadership Initiative, as part of a...