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Blackwell selected for Lone Star Leadership Academy
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Wyatt Blackwell, son of Will and Monica Blackwell and a student at Moreno Middle School, has been selected to travel to the Houston/Galveston area as a participant in Education in Action’s Lone Star Leadership Academy, June 9-14.

Wyatt’s selection for the Academy was based on his outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, successful completion of a previous Lone Star Leadership Academy program and his involvement in school and community activities. Education in Action, dedicated to empowering young people to be informed and active leaders in their communities, hosts the Lone Star Leadership Academy.

Wyatt’s Texas state representative and senator will be notified of his accomplishment.

Joining a delegation of outstanding students, Wyatt will develop leadership skills at the Academy while learning about the great state of Texas and its leaders. He will learn about future career and internship opportunities and visit historically, scientifically and environmentally significant sites, including NASA’s Johnson Space Center, Moody Gardens, the San Jacinto Battleground Monument, Battleship Texas, the Port of Houston, the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts, the Health Museum and the Houston Museum of Natural Science. Additional activities will include a boat ride on Galveston Bay with a marine biologist, an overnight stay at the George Observatory, dinner on Kemah boardwalk and a farewell program.

The Lone Star Academy provides unique opportunities for outstanding fourth- to eighth-graders to learn about the spirit of Texas.

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.

The Lone Star Leadership Academy calls for participants to become active citizens and leaders in their communities. Participants in the Lone Star Leadership Academy – Houston/Galveston program must be in the sixth, seventh or eighth grade, maintain an 85 or higher average, demonstrate academic and leadership ability, receive an educator recommendation and be involved in community or school activities. Students involved in student government and service organizations are especially good candidates for the Lone Star Leadership Academy programs.
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