Humble ISD students complete Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni program
Five Humble ISD students recently completed the 2018-2019 Education in Action Lone Star Leadership Academy Alumni program. Each student was previously nominated to participate in the Lone Star Leadership Academy summer camp. After participating in the camp, students may join the Alumni Council to continue developing leadership skills during the school year. Throughout the year Alumni Council members are empowered to help change their world for the better. The students take what they learn and put it into action, by creating and leading their own service projects in their communities.
The Alumni Council curriculum is a four-year program, members can participate one to four years or more. Members that participate for consecutive years are rewarded with a comprehensive leadership portfolio, showcasing the talents, skills, and knowledge they have acquired. Next year, the Alumni Council members will focus on crafting a leadership vision and the role that gratitude plays in being an effective leader.
The following Humble ISD students are helping improve the lives of others in local or global environments:
Emerson Harris, Pine Forest Elementary, 5th grader - 1st Year Member
Emerson recruited two of her classmates to help bake homemade holiday sweets for a one-day bake sale. “I learned a lot about time management during this project,” Harris said. “My project took a lot of time and work, all while balancing school and activities.” Her project, Kids Raising Dough, raised over $1,400 for Basset Buddies Rescue of Texas, which provides life-saving medical care for dogs.
Ethan Thomas Panares, Atascocita Middle School, 6th grader - 1st Year Member
Ethan hosted a basketball clinic called Buckets for Books. During the clinic, he collected over 250 books and funds to cover the cost of shipment to the Trinidad Municipal Library in Bohol, Philippines. Ethan and his friends helped sort the books and prepare them for shipping. “This project helped me become a better leader,” Panares said. “I’m happy to have helped people not only in my community but also those in a community in Asia.” Those who attended the basketball clinic learned new basketball skills and helped children across the world enjoy reading.
Ashlyn Roberts, Atascocita Middle School, 8th grader - 1st Year Member
Ashlyn provided Beginning Orchestra Tutoring for the Atascocita Middle School beginning orchestra program. Ashlyn aided ten classes and provided five individual lessons to beginner orchestra students. This gave students an opportunity to learn from their peers. “I dropped my fear of speaking up and gained experience in communicating effectively,” Roberts said.
AnneMarie Sokol, Creekwood Middle School, 7th grader - 1st Year Member
AnneMarie partnered with the Creekwood Middle School Student Council to collect 380 toiletries and personal care items for her project, Hygiene for the Hopeful. The student council helped fill over 20 bags and boxes of donated items for The Door, a local shelter that helps victims of abuse and their children. “This project helped me show others that the things we take for granted can mean so much for others,” Sokol said.
Kaitlyn Sitton, West Lake Middle School, 6th grader - 2nd Year Member
Kaitlyn collected over 717 items to donate to children battling cancer at Texas Children’s Cancer Center. The items included gently used video games, DVDs, books and board games. She also donated televisions and a brand new PS4 during her project, Out Play Cancer. “I learned that helping others is so much better than treating yourself,” Sitton said.