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October 2018 • Welcome Home www.welcomehomesa.com 14 Submitted By Alyssa Coker T wenty outstanding Comal ISD fourth through eighth graders participated in Education in Action’s summer 2018 Lone Star LeadershipAcademy camps. These young leaders were selected for the Lone Star Leadership Academy camps based on demonstrated academic success and leadership ability, an educator recommendation, and involvement in school/community activities. The participating students, representing communities across Texas, traveled to Dallas/ Fort Worth (4th, 5th, and 6th graders), Austin/San Antonio (5th, 6th and 7th graders), and Houston/Galveston (6th , 7th and 8th graders) to take part in the camps. During the weeklong, overnight camps, these distinguished students developed leadership skills while learning about the great state of Texas. Participants experienced what they are learning in school through visits to notable and historically significant Texas sites. Venues included places such as the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District, and the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza on the Dallas/Fort Worth program; the offices of participants’ state legislators at the Texas State Capitol, the Supreme Court of Texas, bat watching on the Lone Star Riverboat, and The Alamo on the Austin/San Antonio program; and NASA, a boat tour of Galveston Bay with a marine biologist, the San Jacinto Battleground Monument, and Moody Gardens on the Houston/Galveston program. 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. In addition, participants have fun meeting other outstanding students 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. Students that participated are: Bill Brown Elementary: Zachary Niles; Canyon Middle: Angelica Dixon and Justin Johnson; Garden Ridge Elementary: Quinntin Cummings, Ann Kulpa, Caitlyn Mallard, Emma McLendon, Ryan Pee, Atahliah Richardson, Cali Wiatrek; Hoffmann Lane Elementary: Maria Arenas, Anna Benson, Cate Ciarlone, Milo Martin-Rider Morningside Elementary: Whesley Oliver; Mountain Valley Elementary: Jacob Tuckness and Hannah Tupa; Rahe Bulverde Elementary: Isla Segovia; Smithson Valley Middle: Annabelle Lewis; Startzville Elementary: Avert Hime. This summer, 20 Comal ISD students participated in 2018 Lone Star Leadership Academy camps in San Antonio/Austin, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Houston/ Galveston where they developed leadership skills and learned about the state of Texas. Twenty CISD Students Participate In Leadership Camps JeffersonBank.com Stone Oak Banking Center 19002 Stone Oak Parkway San Antonio, Texas 78258 This is personal to us. ® You’ll find us online anytime with an array of contemporary banking tools at your fingertips. You can also find us in person right around the corner, ready to help with any of your financial needs. That’s big bank strength with a local perspective. That’s what personal banking is all about. INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS. INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICE. COURTNEY BAER Vice President, Banking Center Manager NMLS ID 1598515 (210) 736-7430 cbaer@jeffersonbank.com Wealth Management and Insurance products are: Not FDIC Insured • Not a deposit • Not insured by any federal government agency • Not bank guaranteed • May lose value B A N K I N G M O R T G A G E S T R U S T S W E A L T H M A N A G E M E N T I N S U R A N C E NMLS ID 597833 210-495-2253 San Antonio, TX 78258 700 E. Sonterra Boulevard San Antonio-Stone Oak 10/31/2018 NothingBundtCakes.com

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