Two CFISD students were among 88 fourth- through seventh-grade students in Texas selected to participate in Education in Action’s Lone Star Leadership Academy programs.
Hamilton Elementary School fifth-grade student Courtney Bonnard attended the Dallas/Fort Worth programand Labay Middle School sixth-grade student Courtnee Stanford attended the Austin/San Antonio program during the week of March 11-15.
Selection for the Lone Star Leadership Academy was based on each student’s demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator nomination and involvement in school/community activities.
During the weeklong programs, Bonnard and Stanford joined delegations of other distinguished students to develop leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas. Participants experienced what they are learning in school through visits to historically, politically, scientifically and environmentally significant sites. Venues included the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza during the Dallas/Fort Worth program; and the offices of their state legislators at the Texas State Capitol, The Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum, bat watching on the Lone Star Riverboat, and The Alamo during the Austin/San Antonio program. Career speakers introduced participants to a wide variety of unique career and internship opportunities.
Education in Action is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to become informed and active leaders in their communities. For more information, please visit www.educationinaction.org.
Hamilton Elementary School fifth-grade student Courtney Bonnard was selected to attend the Lone Star Leadership Academy Dallas/Fort Worth program over spring break.