Alyssa Williams, a student at Heritage Christian Academy Rockwall in Rockwall and resident of Royse City, has been selected to travel to Dallas/Fort Worth to participate in a summer 2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy camp. Alyssa’s selection was based on her outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, involvement in school and community activities and a nomination from her teacher, Lynn Westmoreland.
Alyssa will join a delegation of outstanding students from across the state to develop leadership skills while learning about the great State of Texas and its leaders. She will visit significant sites in the Dallas/Fort Worth area including the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, the Texas Civil War Museum, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. She will also participate in activities at the Summit Climbing Gym and the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and tour Dallas Cowboys Stadium and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Additionally, Alyssa will learn about future career and internship opportunities through career speaker presentations at sites visited.
Texas educators facilitate Lone Star Leadership Academy camps including leadership groups where Alyssa and the other participants will examine qualities of effective leaders, practice leadership skills and discuss what they learn at sites visited. In addition, Alyssa will have fun meeting other outstanding students and making new friends while adding to her resume of academic achievements, developing leadership skills and bringing home a wealth of information to supplement what she is learning at school.
Education in Action, a nonprofit organization, hosts Lone Star Leadership Academy camps to empower young people to be informed and active leaders in their communities. Outstanding Texas students are invited to participate in Lone Star Leadership Academy camps in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio and Houston/Galveston. Participants must be in the fourth-eighth grade, maintain an 85 or higher average, demonstrate leadership ability, be involved in community or school activities and receive an educator recommendation. Educators are invited to nominate their outstanding fourth-eighth grade students for Lone Star Leadership Academy camps online at www.educationinaction.org/nominate. For more information, call 817-562-4957 or visit www.educationinaction.org or www.facebook.com/educationinaction.