Thanks for the prompt reply. It is expensive to fly down to compete (for Leadership) with no guarantee and then to find there really isn't a serious advantage. Just a title. I think we need to look at this as an opprtunity to meet the more focussed students. If you don't mind me asking, what was the leadership "exam" based on when your son went to compete? Did they quiz the candidates to see if they knew current events or what was the format they used to make their decisions? Also, what state are you coming from and is your son happy?