Jessica’s selection for the academy was based on her outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, a recommendation by her teacher, Angela Dennis, and her involvement in school and community activities. Education in Action, dedicated to fostering educated and involved Texans, hosts the Lone Star Leadership Academy to “Instill the Spirit of Texas in Tomorrow’s Leaders.”
Joining a delegation of outstanding students from across the state of Texas, Jessica will develop leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas and its leaders. She will learn about future career and internship opportunities and visit significant Texas sites including the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Museum of Nature & Science, the Dallas World Aquarium, the Amon Carter Museum, the Texas Civil War Museum, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the Old Red Museum, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
The Lone Star Leadership Academy provides unique opportunities for outstanding fifth- to eighth-graders to learn about the Spirit of Texas and what it truly 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 from across the state of Texas 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.