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Katy, TX News (September 3, 2014) – This past school year, eight outstanding Katy ISD students were selected to participate in Education in Action’s 2014 spring break and summer camps. Lone Star Leadership Academy camps took place in Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin/San Antonio, and Houston/Galveston depending on the students’ grade level. Selection for the Lone Star Leadership Academy was based on each student’s demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation, and involvement in school and community activities.

During the Lone Star Leadership Academy camps, selected students joined delegations of other distinguished students from across the state to develop leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas. They also completed problem solving and decision-making simulations, exercised creativity, and practiced presentation skills in leadership groups.  Participants experienced what they are learning in school through visits to historically, politically, scientifically, and environmentally significant sites.

Katy ISD students who participated in the 2014 Leadership Academy are:
Beckendorff Junior High: Caleb Oneal
Cinco Ranch Junior High: Jake Dickson
Holland Elementary: Ashlee Ballard, Eduardo Diaz, April Feng, Elena Yu and Grace Zhang
Seven Lakes Junior High: Jake Wilson

For more information about the Lone Star Leadership Academy or to nominate outstanding students for 2015 programs, visit www.educationinaction.org.

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