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Posted in , on September 11, 2023

Lone Star State history comes to life

This past summer, outstanding fourth through eighth grade student nominees represented Arlington ISD at Education in Action’s summer 2023 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps.  

The weeklong, overnight camps provided unique opportunities for students to experience what they learn about in school through visits to historic Texas sights. Students learned about notable Texas leaders and what it means to be from the Lone Star State.  

Traveling to NASA, the San Jacinto Battleground Monument and Moody Gardens on the Houston/Galveston program were Bryant Elementary sixth grader Addison Downing, Gunn Junior High School seventh graders Yasin Abouelnaga and McKenzie Tanner, and Boles Junior High eighth graders Noah Cohan, Olivia Erskine and Audrey Young.  

Morton Elementary fourth grader Harold Harris attended the Dallas/Fort Worth camp and got to visit the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, Perot Museum and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

These young leaders were nominated by educators to participate based on demonstrated leadership ability, academic success and involvement in their school’s community.  

Throughout their experience, students completed problem-solving and decision-making simulations, exercised creativity and practiced their presentation skills in leadership groups.  

Not only was the camp a fun way for students to learn about the great state of Texas, but it was also an exciting opportunity to meet and make friends with other outstanding students from many districts across the state.  

Professionals from each site also introduced students to various careers along the way.  

With the new school year off and running, these students can take what they learned and apply their experience back in the classroom!  

Learn more about the Lone Star Leadership Academies.