Traves Liles, 8th Grader at La Porte Junior High, has been recognized as one of the Outstanding Texas 5th-8th grade students from across the entire state and has been selected to participate in the summer 2007 Lone Star Leadership Academy program. Selection for the Lone Star Leadership Academy is based on a student’s demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation and involvement in school/community activities.
During a weeklong residential Lone Star Leadership Academy program, Traves will join delegations of other distinguished students from across the state to develop leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas. Traves, and other participants, will experience what they are learning in school through visits to historically, politically, scientifically and environmentally significant sites including NASA, the Houston Ship Channel, San Jacinto Battleground Monument and Moody Gardens (Houston/Galveston program) and much more. Career speakers introduce participants to a wide variety of unique career and internship opportunities.
The Lone Star Leadership Academy provides a unique opportunity for outstanding students to learn about the Spirit of Texas and what it truly 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 from across the state of Texas 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.