PFE student recognized for her dedication to leadership and service


Kaitlyn Sitton, Pine Forest Elementary fifth-grader, was recently recognized by Texas Education in Action for her leadership and community service.


Education in Action recognized Kaitlyn and 60 other outstanding young student leaders from across the state who successfully completed membership in Education in Action’s 2017-2018 Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni Council. Kaitlyn and other members received a certificate of merit for their dedication to developing their leadership skills and their service to their community.

Members of the Lone Star Leadership Academy were selected to participate in a weeklong Lone Star Leadership Academy summer camp. As graduates of this program, they were invited to join Education in Action’s alumni program, the Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni Council, to receive leadership training during the school year. In addition to completing leadership skill-building lessons, each student exercised their leadership skills by identifying a need in his or her community and creating and leading at least two others in a service project of his or her choosing.


This year Kaitlyn created a service project to collect socks for kids that have cancer at Texas Children’s Hospital. She created sock collection donation buckets and collected 343 pairs of socks for her Sock Out Cancer project. Kaitlyn is confident that her project will have a huge impact on the kids at Texas Children’s and make them happy. Kaitlyn’s project was sponsored by her dad Robert Sitton, Humble ISD Trustee Parliamentarian.


“This amazing experience taught me that being kind can pay off in the long run, and that made me feel like a stronger leader,” Sitton said.


The 2017-2018 Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni Council members represented 37 school districts and six private schools. Education in Action offers the Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni Council program each school year to further its mission, to empower young people to be informed and active leaders in their communities.