Pictured from left to right: Michael Acosta, Isaac Bivens, Brandon Botyos, Bri Botyos; Emilio Cedillo, Logan Eckert; Carter Hankemeier, Bryce Hobbs; Le’Shawnice Jones, Kaitlyn Sitton, Tanner Smith, and AnneMarie Sokol.

Nine elementary and three middle school students were invited to represent Humble ISD in the Lone Star Leadership Academy hosted by Education in Action this summer. The Academy provides an opportunity for students across the state to develop leadership skills while learning about Texas and its leaders.

Outstanding students in grades 4 through 8 must be recommended by an educator at their school, maintain an 85 or higher average, demonstrate leadership ability, and be involved in community or school activities. The camps are led by Texas educators and offer students the opportunity to develop and practice leadership skills, gain self-confidence and independence, and meet other high-achieving students from across the state.

Ten Humble ISD students participated in the Dallas/Fort Worth Academy and visited the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Fort Worth Stockyards, the Texas Civil War Museum, and AT&T Stadium and Globe Life Park – home of the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Rangers. Two students are participating in the Austin/San Antonio Academy, visiting the Texas State Capitol, Texas State Cemetery, Supreme Court of Texas, Natural Bridge Caverns and The Alamo.

The following students were chosen for this exciting summer learning experience:

Michael Acosta, Timbers Elementary School
Isaac Bivens, Riverwood Middle School
Bri Botyos, Pine Forest Elementary School
Brandon Botyos, Pine Forest Elementary School
Emilio Cedillo, Oaks Elementary School
Logan Eckert, Riverwood Middle School
Carter Hankemeier, Lakeshore Elementary School
Bryce Hobbs, Lakeshore Elementary School
Le’Shawnice Jones, Humble Middle School
Kaitlyn Sitton, Pine Forest Elementary School
Tanner Smith, Willow Creek Elementary School
AnneMarie Sokol, Elm Grove Elementary School

Education in Action is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering young people to be informed and active leaders in their communities. Educators are invited to nominate their outstanding students in grades 4 through 8 by visiting www.educationinaction.org/nominate.