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Mar 24

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Hudson PEP students put spring break to good use

Kaylee Gleason, Mary-Claire Jones and Morgan-Taylor Thomas are very special fifth-graders.  They have exhibited academic ability, civic and scholastic responsibility and involvement, and maturity far beyond their tender years.  The Longview Independent School District has taken note of their gifts.  They spent spring break in Dallas/Ft. Worth at Education in Action’s Lone Star Leadership Academy programs.
This trio of young East Texans were among other outstanding scholars at the week-long program, honing their leadership skills and learning more about their Great State. It was a learning experience that took them to sites steeped in historic, scientific, political and environmental significance.  Their stopovers included the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Ft. Worth Stockyards National Historic District and the Sixth Floor Museum in the school book depository on Dealy Plaza.
The Lone Star Leadership Academy educates young minds about various aspects of Texas while simultaneously developing their leadership skills.  The students share with each other what they learn, study problem solving and decision making, work on their creativity, and practice making presentations in front of audiences.  Not only do they make new friends among their talented peers, but are thus able to share their ideas and add to their budding lists of academic credentials.  The added input is a great aid when they return to their hometown schools.
As a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, Education in America aims to get an early start on preparing the youngest generations to become profitable, competent future leaders in their communities.  The most gifted 4th through 8th graders are invited to participate in these seminars, which are held in Dallas/Ft. Worth, Austin and Houston/Galveston.  For more information please call (817) 562-4957 or visit www.educationinaction.org.

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