Four students from Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary School participated in Education in Action’s 2011 Lone Star Leadership Academy.
Selection for the Lone Star Leadership Academy was based on student’s demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation, and involvement in school/community activities.  Students Nicholas Hudgens, Jackson Stone, Matthew Hittle and Jackson Noland traveled to Dallas/Fort Worth this summer to participate in the academy.
Joining a delegation of outstanding students from across the state of Texas, the students developed leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas and its leaders. The students learned about future career and internship opportunities and visited Texas sites including the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science, the Amon Carter Museum, 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. Additional activities included the Summit Climbing Gym, the IMAX Theater, and tours of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
The Lone Star Leadership Academy provides unique opportunities for outstanding 4th through 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.