Thirteen Pearland ISD students participate in leadership academy
Pearland Independent School District had 13 students in grades 5-8 attend the 2021 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps in Austin/San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston/Galveston during the summer.
These students were selected based on nominations from teachers for outstanding academic success, demonstrating leadership abilities and involvement in school and community activities.
Pearland ISD students who participated were:
Alexander Middle School
- Olivia Durham
- Gunnar Simpson
Leon H. Sablatura Middle School
- Jenna Mizell
Berry Miller Junior High School
- Derek Adamaley-Johnson
- Sean Doyle
- Madeline Locklear
Pearland Junior High School East
- Julia Frerking
Pearland Junior High School South
- Adrianne Licup
Pearland Junior High School West
- Kendall Brown
- Matthew Varesic
Rogers Middle School
- Kaden Hilahan
- Kevin Wagner II
- Yu Wang
Students joined a delegation of other outstanding students from across the state to develop leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas and its leaders. They visited numerous significant sites in their respective cities and learned about future career and internship opportunities through career speaker presentations.
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.
Education in Action, a non-profit organization, hosts Lone Star Academy camps to empower young people to be informed and active leaders in their communities. Participants must be in the fourth through eighth grade, maintain an 85 or higher average, demonstrate leadership ability, be involved in community or school activities and receive an educator recommendation.