Micah Cox, daughter of David and Terry Cox and a student at San Saba Middle School in the San Saba Independent School District, has been selected to travel to the Dallas/Fort Worth area as a participant in Education in Action's Lone Star Leadership Academy, June 22-26, 2009. Micah's selection for the Academy was based on her outstanding academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, a recommendation by her teacher, Judy McCoy, and her involvement in school and community activities. Education in Action, dedicated to fostering educated and involved Texans, hosts the Lone Star Leadership Academy to "Instill the Spirit of Texas in Tomorrow's Leaders".
Joining a delegation of outstanding students from across the state of Texas, Micah 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 Museum of Nature & Science, the Dallas World Aquarium, the Amon Carter Museum, the Texas Civil War Museum, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, the Old Red Museum, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
The Lone Star Leadership Academy provides unique opportunities for outstanding 5th - 8th graders 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.
The Lone Star Leadership Academy calls for participants to become active citizens and leaders in their communities. Participants in the Lone Star Leadership Academy-Dallas/Fort Worth program must be in the 5th or 6th grade, maintain an 85 or higher average, demonstrate academic and leadership ability, receive an educator recommendation, and be involved in community or school activities. Education in Action also offers the Lone Star Leadership Academy - Austin program for outstanding 6th and 7th graders and the Houston/Galveston program for outstanding 7th and 8th graders. Facilitator/student ratio is 1 to 10 and all facilitators are Texas educators. For more information about Education in Action or the Lone Star Academy - Dallas/Fort Worth, Austin, or Houston/Galveston programs, call 817-562-4957 or visit www.educationinaction.org.