TOMBALL - Tomball ISD was well-represented among the state as nine students took part in Education in Action’s summer 2018 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps across the great state of Texas.
Representing Tomball ISD were students James Ryan (Creekview Elementary), Brady Suan (Creekview Elementary), Joshua Flash (Oakcrest Intermediate), Kyle Moody (Oakcrest Intermediate), Bailey Hall (Tomball Intermediate), Cassie Mathews (Tomball Intermediate), Freddie Jackson (Tomball Junior High), Harrison Daum (Wildwood Elementary) and Elizabeth Kennedy (Willow Wood Junior High).
** the schools listed reflect the 2017-18 school year
These nine distinguished students joined over 1,000 other 4th-8th grade students across the state in several weeklong, overnight camps in Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston/Galveston and Austin/San Antonio. During their time, they developed leadership skills while learning about Texas. The participants were able to experience what they are learning in school by taking visits to historically-significant Texas sites.
“I was thrilled that these amazing students could represent Oakcrest Intermediate and Tomball ISD, as many other TISD students have in the past,” Lee Wright, Oakcrest Intermediate Principal said. “They epitomize the core values we promote on campus of academic excellence and extending learning outcomes. In an era when technology is a significant part of our daily life, opportunities such as the Lone Star Leadership Academy add value to the learning experiences of our students in a realistic and impactful way outside of the traditional classroom where students can witness firsthand the rich history of our great state.”
ABOUT LONE STAR LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
The Lone Star Leadership Academy experience provides a unique opportunity for outstanding students to learn about Texas leaders and what it means to be from the Lone Star State. Participants discuss what they learn, complete problem solving and decision-making simulations, exercise creativity, and practice presentation skills in Leadership Groups. In addition, participants have fun meeting other outstanding students and making new friends while adding to their resume of academic achievements, developing leadership skills, and bringing home a wealth of information to supplement what they are learning in school.
Education in Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to be informed and active leaders in their communities. Students involved in student government and service organizations are especially good candidates for Lone Star Leadership Academy camps. Educators are invited to nominate their outstanding 4th-8th graders for Lone Star Leadership Academy camps online at www.educationinaction.org/nominate. Adult/student ratio is one to 10 and all facilitators are Texas educators. For more information, call 817-562-4957, or visit www.educationinaction.org/lone-star-leadership-academy.