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Three DSISD Students Attend Lone Star Leadership Academy

September 7, 2021

Three students represented Dripping Springs ISD over the summer at the 2021 Lone Star Leadership Academy camp hosted by the non-profit organization Education in Action. Students were nominated by educators to participate based on demonstrated leadership ability, academic success, and involvement in school/community activities.

Dripping Springs High School sophomore Natalee Scholl and freshmen Ryder Trent and Ella Newman were among 736 students who attended one of three leadership camps.

During the week-long, overnight camps in the Houston area, students developed leadership skills while learning about their state through visits to notable and historically significant sites. Venues included places such as NASA, a boat tour of Galveston Bay with a marine biologist, the San Jacinto Battleground Monument, and Moody Gardens. In addition, professionals at sites visited introduced students to a wide variety of unique careers during each camp.

The Lone Star Leadership Academy experience provides a unique opportunity for outstanding students to learn about Texas leaders and what it 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.