Outstanding 4th-8th Grade Students Participate in 2014 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps

Houston, Texas: Six students from Galena Park ISD were among 941 outstanding 4th-8th graders who participated in Education in Action’s 2014 spring break and summer 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.

The Lone Star Leadership Academy experience provided a unique opportunity for outstanding students to learn about Texas leaders and what it means to be from the Lone Star State. Participants discussed what they learned, completed problem solving and decision-making simulations, exercised creativity, and practiced presentation skills in Leadership Groups. In addition, participants had 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.

During the weeklong, overnight Lone Star Leadership Academy camps, these distinguished students experienced what they are learning in school through visits to historically, politically, scientifically, and environmentally significant sites. Venues included places such as the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, bat watching on the Lone Star Riverboat, The Alamo, NASA, a boat tour of Galveston Bay with a marine biologist, and Moody Gardens. Career speakers introduced participants to a wide variety of unique career and internship opportunities during each camp.

Galena Park ISD students who participated are: Walter Knowles, Havard Elementary; Caliehs Skinner, Havard Elementary; Noelia DeLeon, Woodland Acres Elementary;  Maya Landry, Cunningham Middle School

Kennedy 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 2015 camps online at www.educationinaction.org. Facilitator/student ratio is one to 10 and all facilitators are Texas educators. For more information about Education in Action or the Lone Star Leadership Academy, call 817-562-4957 or visit www.educationinaction.org or www.facebook.com/educationinaction.


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Pictured: LSLA FtWorth – On the Dallas/Fort Worth Lone Star Leadership Academy camps, 4th, 5th and 6th graders visited the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza


Pictured: Noelia DeLeon from Woodland Acres Elementary is one of six outstanding student from Galena Park ISD to participate in the Lone Star Leadership Academy.





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Crystal Murray | Assistant Superintendent for Communication Services | cmurray@galenaparkisd.com | 832.386.1063