BISD Student Joins Others Across Texas in the 2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy Summer Camp

BISD Student Joins Others Across Texas in the 2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy Summer Camp
Posted on 09/28/2017
This is the image for the news article titled BISD Student Joins Others Across Texas in the 2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy Summer CampKaren Farrel joined over 1,000 fourth to eighth graders from across the state to participate in the 2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy week long summer camp. Selection is based on a student’s demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, involvement in community activities as well as an educator’s recommendation.

Farrel, currently a fifth grader at Rasco Middle School attended the overnight camp in the  Dallas/Fort Worth area. Participants experience 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. 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.

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.
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