Twelve Tyler ISD students were selected to participate in Education in Action’s 2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy this past spring and summer. These students were among 1,274 students across Texas who were selected based on demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, educator recommendation and involvement in school/community activities. Tyler ISD participants were:
Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary School
Taryn Cox, 5th Grade; Sara Eckert, 5th Grade; Magdalene Ray, 5th Grade
Griffin Elementary School
Samia Daniels, 5th Grade
Moore MST Magnet School
Ikneise Monagan, 6th Grade; Preston Rathbun, 7th Grade; Sofia Williams, 7th Grade
Three Lakes Middle School
Iesu Agapito, 8th Grade; Sam Eckert, 8th Grade; Chris Everitt, 7th Grade; Peyton Marshall; 6th Grade; Peyton Martinez, 8th Grade
The participating students, representing communities across Texas, traveled to Dallas/Fort Worth (fourth, fifth & sixth graders), Austin/San Antonio (fifth, sixth & seventh graders), and Houston/Galveston (sixth, seventh & eighth graders) to take part in the camps. During the weeklong, overnight camps these distinguished students developed leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas. In addition, professionals at sites visited introduced students to a wide variety of unique careers during each camp.
For more information about Education in Action or the Lone Star Leadership Academy, visit www.educationinaction.org.