Mylah Childress, daughter of Tod Cain and Katherine Childress and a student at Gilmer Intermediate School, has been selected to travel to the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a participant in Education in Action’s Lone Star Leadership Academy, June 3-8, 2012. Mylah’s selection for the Academy was based on her outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, a nomination from her principal, Bobby Rice, and her 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.
Joining a delegation of outstanding students from across the states, Mylah will develop leadership skills while learning about the great State of Texas and its leaders. She will learn about future career and internship opportunities and visit significant Texas sites including the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science, the Amon Carter Museum, the Texas Civil War Museum, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Additional activities will include the Summit Climbing Gym, the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, and tours of the Dallas Cowboys Stadium and Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
The Lone Star Leadership Academy provides unique opportunities for outstanding 4th-8th 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 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.
To learn more about the program visitwww.educationinaction.org or call (817) 562-4957.