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Paris ISD Students Attend Lone Star Leadership Academy

Matthew Miller | Carter Benson

From left (front row):  Ryan Tijerina, Parker Benson; (back row) Melody Lehenbauer, Nicole Tijerina, Allyssa Standifer

Paris ISD Students Attend Lone Star Leadership Academy

Several students in Paris ISD recently attended a Texas Lone Star Leadership Academy over the summer. More than 1,270 students in the 4th through 8th grade statewide participated in Education in Action’s summer 2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps. The participating students, representing communities across Texas, traveled to Dallas/Fort Worth (4th, 5th & 6th graders), Austin/San Antonio (5th, 6th & 7th graders), and Houston/Galveston (6th, 7th & 8th graders) to take part in the camps.

Students who participated include Carter Benson, Parker Benson, Melody Lehenbauer, Matthew Miller, Allyssa Standifer, Nicole Tijerina, and Ryan Tijerina.

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. Also 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. They visited NASA, a boat tour of Galveston Bay with a marine biologist, the San Jacinto Battleground Monument, and Moody Gardens on the Houston/Galveston program. Also, 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. Also, 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.

Educators are invited to nominate their outstanding 4th-8th graders for Lone Star Leadership Academy camps online at www.educationinaction.org/nominate.

For more information, call 817-562-4957 or visit www.educationinaction.org/lone-star-leadership-academy.

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