Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Carroll Students Participate in 2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps

Multiple outstanding Carroll Students participated in Education in Action’s summer 2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps over the summer. Out of the 1,274 4th-8th grade student from all over Texas that participated in these camps, 33 of them were students from Carroll ISD.

These young leaders were selected for the Lone Star Leadership Academy camps based on demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation, and involvement in school/community activities. The participating students, representing communities across Texas, traveled to Dallas/Fort Worth (4th, 5th & 6th graders), Austin/San Antonio (5th, 6th & 7th graders), and Houston/Galveston (6th, 7th & 8thgraders) 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. Participants experienced what they are learning in school through visits to notable and historically significant Texas sites. Venues included places such as the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on the Dallas/Fort Worth program; the offices of participants’ state legislators at the Texas State Capitol, The Bullock Texas State History Museum, bat watching on the Lone Star Riverboat, and The Alamo on the Austin/San Antonio program; and NASA, a boat tour of Galveston Bay with a marine biologist, the San Jacinto Battleground Monument, and Moody Gardens on the Houston/Galveston program. In addition, professionals at sites visited introduced students to a wide variety of unique careers during each camp.

The Lone Star Leadership Academy experience provides a unique opportunity for outstanding students to learn about Texas leaders and what it 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 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.

See below the list of students who participated in the 2017 Lone Star Leadership Academy Camps:

Avni Pahuja (DIS)
Bilal Saadi (DIS)
Harper Vaughn (DIS)
William Ward (DIS)
Evan Watts (DIS)
Thomas Aspinall (EIS)
Michael Blumberg (EIS)
Macy Bush (EIS)
Isabella Costa (EIS)
Maahiyaa Datwani (EIS)
Reese Ebner (EIS)
Jacob Farrand (EIS)
Jazmine Farrand (EIS)
Maranda Fey (EIS)
Isabelle Gavin (EIS)
Lucia Gumireddy (EIS)
Logan Hamilton (EIS)
Kristopher Hodgin (EIS)
Jonathan Jose (EIS)
Bailey Kohn (EIS)
Mason Matthews (EIS)
Amanda McCormick (EIS)
Chrystalleni Panayides (EIS)
Braden Pham (EIS)
Ryan Skiermont (EIS)
Camryn Tade (EIS)
Joshua Thomas (EIS)
Khang To (EIS)
My-Tien Rachel Vu (EIS)
Thien-Tri Tyler Vu (EIS)
Charissa Wang (EIS)
Rohan Sanghavi (OUES)
Justin Hamilton (RES)

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