BURLESON, Texas – (Sept. 8, 2017) – Five students in the Burleson Independent School District (BISD) participated in the 2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps, presented by Education in Action.
Congratulations to these BISD students who were among 1,274 young leaders selected for the Lone Star Leadership Academy camps based on demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation, and involvement in school/community activities:
Coen Huffman, Academy of Leadership and Technology at Mound Elementary, grade 5
Lance Dodson,STEAM Middle School, grade 8
Reese Shaw, Kerr Middle School, grade 6
Shelby Carter, STEAM Middle School, grade 6
Xavier Webster,Kerr Middle School, grade 6
During the weeklong, overnight camps, these distinguished students developed leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas. Participants experienced what they are learning in school through visits to notable and historically significant Texas sites. Venues included places such as the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on the Dallas/Fort Worth program; the offices of participants’ state legislators at the Texas State Capitol, The Bullock Texas State History Museum, bat watching on the Lone Star Riverboat, and The Alamo on the Austin/San Antonio program; and NASA, a boat tour of Galveston Bay with a marine biologist, the San Jacinto Battleground Monument, and Moody Gardens on the Houston/Galveston program. In addition, professionals at sites visited introduced students to a wide variety of unique careers during each camp.
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.
ABOUT EDUCATION IN ACTION:
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. Facilitator/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.
ABOUT BURLESON ISD:
Burleson Independent School District serves more than 11,800 students at 16 campuses, and is recognized as a premier school district in the Dallas/Fort Worth-area. The mission of Burleson Independent School District is to engage and support every learner with a rigorous curriculum so that they graduate college and career ready.
Mikala Hill or Katelyn Tyler
Burleson ISD Communications