A Lamar Middle School student has been selected to participate in the 2019 Lone Star Leadership Academy camp in the Austin and San Antonio areas.

Makale Edwards was selected for the camp based on his academic success, demonstrated leadership ability, involvement in school and community activities, and a nomination letter from his Lamar teacher, Aimee Castillo-Griffin.

Makale, an incoming eighth-grader at the Temple school, and other students will develop leadership skills while learning about state government and its leaders. The students will visit museums, government offices and historic sites such as the Alamo in San Antonio.

The camp also includes fun activities such as bat watching and touring Natural Bridge Caverns.

The camp facilitates leadership development with an examination of leadership qualities, developing skills and bringing those skills back home.

Education in Action, a non-profit organization, holds Lone State Leadership Academy camps in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston/Galveston and Austin/San Antonio to empower young people to be informed and become active leaders in their communities, according to a news release.

Participants are in the fourth through eighth grades, maintain an 85 or higher average, demonstrate leadership abilities and participate in community or school activities. For more information, visit www.educationinaction.org or call 817-562-4957.