Nine Tyler ISD students spend a week learning about leadership and the state of Texas

Published on Monday, 12 September 2016 16:56 - Written by Special to the Tyler Morning Telegraph:

Nine Tyler ISD students spent part of their summer vacation learning skills to make them better leaders.

The students were selected to participate in Education in Action’s 2016 Lone Star Leadership Academy this past spring and summer, according to a news release from Tyler ISD.

They were among 1,141 students from across Texas selected based on academic success and leadership ability, educator recommendation and their involvement in school and community activities.

During the weeklong overnight camps, the students developed leadership skills while learning about the state of Texas. They experienced what they are currently learning in schools through visits to the actual sites of their lessons.

Tyler ISD participants were Alan Cox, former sixth grader (now a seventh grader) at Moore MST Magnet School; Preston Rathbun, former fifth grader at Caldwell Elementary Arts Academy (now a sixth grader at Moore MST Magnet School); Chris Everitt and Ronelle Samson, former fifth graders at Dr. Bryan C. Jack Elementary School (now sixth graders at Three Lakes Middle School); and Iesu Agapitu, Aiden Ebert, Sam Eckert, Zane Griffith and Peyton Martinez, all former sixth graders (now seventh graders) at Three Lakes Middle School.

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