During spring 2018, while a sixth grade student at Marcella Intermediate School (now Marcella Elementary School), Aaron Cebrero was nominated and accepted for the summer program.
More than 1,140 outstanding fourth through eighth grade students participated in Education in Action’s summer 2018 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps. It is worth noting that 24 student alumni of the Academy returned to serve in a leadership role as youth facilitators.
The young leaders were selected for the Academy camps based on demonstrated academic success and leadership ability. Additionally, they received an educator recommendation and demonstrated involvement in school/community activities.
The participating students, representing communities across Texas, traveled to Dallas/Fort Worth (4th, 5th and 6th graders), Austin/San Antonio (5th, 6th and 7th graders), and Houston/Galveston (6th, 7th and 8th graders) to take part in the camps.
During the weeklong camps, the students developed leadership skills while learning about the State of Texas. Participants experienced what they are learning in school through visits to notable and historically significant Texas sites.
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 students and making new friends while adding to their resume of academic achievements.
Educators may nominate their outstanding 4th-8th graders for Lone Star Leadership Academy camps online (click here). The adult to student ratio is one to 10 and all facilitators are Texas educators. For more information, call 817-562-4957 or visit the Education in Action website (click here).
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