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Eleven Pearland ISD students participate in leadership academy

Pearland Independent School District had 11 students in grades 5-8 attend the 2022 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps in Austin/San Antonio, Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston/Galveston during this past 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 School

  • Olivia Durham
  • Jacob Frerking

Berry Miller Junior High School

  • Derek Adamaley-Johnson

Jamison Middle School

  • Landon Ballard
  • Emmeline Galbraith

Rogers Middle School

  • Kevin Wagner II

Sablatura Middle School

  • Taylor Brown

Pearland Junior High School East

  • Julia Frerking

Pearland Junior High School South

  • Adrianne Licup

Pearland Junior High School West

  • Jenna Mizell

Dawson High School

  • Madeline Locklear


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 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.