Local leader joins 4th-8th graders in Lone Star Leadership Academy

An outstanding Texas student participated in the Education in Action’s Summer 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy program.

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8th grader, Dawson McKee was chosen for his third straight year. McKee’s selection was based on his outstanding academic success, leadership ability, involvement in school and community activities, and teacher nomination.

Each summer, Education in Action offers the Lone Star Leadership Academy program to outstanding Texas 5th-8th graders. Participants travel to Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin or Houston/Galveston to develop leadership skills and experience what they are learning in school through visits to significant Texas sites.

During the week-long, 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.

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.