Martin’s selection for the Academy was based in his 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.”
Martin’s Texas state representative and senator will be notified of his accomplishment. He will be visiting the Austin offices of his state legislators while attending the program.
Joining a delegation of outstanding students from across the state of Texas, Martin will develop leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas and its leaders. He will learn about future career and internship opportunities and visit historically, politically, and geographically significant sites including the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, LBJ Library, State Cemetery, Governor’s Mansion, State Capitol, Supreme Court, and McKinney Roughs Environmental Learning Center. Additional activities will include an evening around the campfire with a cowboy storyteller, IMAX theater, bat watching on the Lone Star Riverboat, Inner Space Cavern and a farewell program.
The Lone Star Leadership Academy provides unique opportunities for outstanding 5th-8th-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.
The Lone Star Leadership Academy calls for participants to become active citizens and leaders in their communities. Participants in the Lone Star Leadership Academy-Austin program must be in the 6th or 7th grade, maintain an 85 or higher average, demonstrate academic and leadership ability, receive an educator recommendation, and be involved in community or school activities.