Clements High School’s Madison Taylor among Outstanding Texas Students Recognized for Service

Madison Taylor

Madison Taylor

Madison Taylor, a Clements High School ninth-grade student, is among 86 outstanding student leaders from across the state to successfully complete Education in Action’s 2013-2014 Lone Star Youth Leadership Council program.

Members participated in the Lone Star Leadership Academy, a weeklong leadership development program offered during spring and summer breaks by Education in Action. During the program, students completed three leadership skill-building lessons, and identified a need in their communities and implemented a service project based on that need.

Madison, a fourth-year member of the youth leadership council, completed a “Cookies for Canines” community service project where she baked 200 dog treats to donate to the Fort Bend Animal Shelter. She received a certificate of merit for her dedication to developing her leadership skills and service to her community.

“It was a lot of hard work to do this project, but it paid off and felt great to benefit the animals of my community,” said Madison.

“Membership in the Lone Star Youth Leadership Council is no small undertaking, especially when these students’ busy schedules and academic standings are taken into consideration,” stated Carolyne Markle, Education in Action’s Alumni Program Coordinator. “The service projects are very gratifying and are great learning experiences for the students. They feel a real sense of accomplishment when they contribute to solving problems by helping others. While learning lessons that will last a lifetime, they are making positive contributions to our society, and we all benefit.”

Members documented their projects in a portfolio. The portfolios will be on display at registration for 2014 Lone Star Leadership Academy programs to inspire future Lone Star Leadership Academy alumni to follow in their footsteps. A newsletter describing each student’s service project is available at www.eiatx.org/pdf/2014%20LSYLC%20NL.pdf.

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