Recognizing Excellence in Academics and Leadership
The Center for Future Global Leader (CFGL) seeks to develop the leaders of tomorrow from the youth of today through the sponsorship of academic enrichment activities and leadership mentoring programs. Among the various activities that CFGL sponsors are the International Academic Competitions (IAC), a triad of academic competitions that seek to recognize outstanding achievement in the areas of essay writing, mathematical problem solving, and mastery of English vocabulary.
The IAC is open to high school students globally, with competition winners recognized at the Divisional, Regional, National, and International Levels. Over 6,000 high school students participate in the IAC in every year.
CFGL Essay Contest
The CFGL Essay Contest seeks to recognize high school students who demonstrate outstanding essay writing skills. Participants are judged based on their ability to demonstrate mastery of written English language through 25-minute essays that require participants to effectively develop a point of view on a given issue.
The CFGL Essay Contest consists of six rounds of essay writing contests, and participants may participate in any or all of the six rounds. Winners are selected from each of the six rounds of the essay writing contests, with individual winners recognized at the Divisional, Regional, National, and International Levels.
CFGL Math Challenge
The CFGL Math Challenge seeks to recognize high school students who demonstrate outstanding mathematical problem solving skills.
The CFGL Math Challenge consists of six rounds of 70-minute mathematic multiple-choice problem sets that contain mathematics topics from basic arithmetic through Algebra 2. Participants in the CFGL Math Challenge are required to complete in all six problem sets within the Competition Period.
CFGL Lexicon Challenge
The CFGL Lexicon Challenge seeks to recognize high school students who demonstrate mastery of English vocabulary. The CFGL Lexicon Challenge will require the participants to correctly identify the meaning of 50 challenging words that are randomly chosen from a list of 2,000 words. Participants will have 30-minutes to complete the CFGL Lexicon Challenge