Two high school students from each of Spring ISD’s five high school campuses have been selected to join Leadership High School, a leadership development and diversity awareness program from Lone Star College (LSC) for outstanding sophomores and juniors attending public high schools in the LSC service area.
The 10 Spring ISD students will join 28 other high school students from Aldine ISD and Humble ISD to make up this year’s Leadership High School-North Houston cohort.
“We’re extremely proud of these students who are representing Spring ISD as members of Leadership High School-North Houston for the 2021-22 school year,” said Spring ISD Superintendent Dr. Rodney E. Watson. “They were chosen for the program due to their strong leadership potential, and we know their experience this year through Lone Star College will only strengthen that and help our young Spring ISD leaders reach their full potential.”
The Leadership High School program was first launched in 1999 in the North Houston region, and now offers young leaders from high schools across the area a program of study that allows them to identify, reflect on, and develop their own personal leadership skills and abilities, while also engaging in meaningful dialogue with each other and community leaders about the needs of the community and learning how to effectively initiate positive change to meet those needs.
The program – which kicked off in October and will continue with regular monthly events through the fall and spring semesters – is offered by LSC at no cost to participants.
“Participating in Leadership High School can help boost a student’s college application to display work outside the conventional classroom,” said Kay Fitzsimons, LSC’s executive director of leadership and economic development, in a statement about the program. “It also provides them the opportunity to meet other like-minded students interested in developing leadership skills.”
During the day-long Saturday sessions spread throughout the school year, the program will actively engage students through both peer-to-peer dialogue and interactions with community leaders from a range of backgrounds and industries. Participating students will also learn about effective teamwork while participating in community service projects.
“We want them to understand the need for positive student leaders in the community,” Fitzsimons said. “The goal is to have students understand the role leaders have in the community and the importance of making personal community service contributions.”
More information about Leadership High School, as well as LSC’s other community leadership initiatives, can be found on the school’s website.
The Spring ISD students selected to participate in this year’s Leadership High School, listed by their home campus, are:
Dekaney High School
- Breyonne Hubbard, Grade 10
- Diamond Tran, Grade 11
Spring Early College Academy
- Sophie Bambara, Grade 11
- Sara Mai, Grade 11
Spring High School
- Jade McKissic, Grade 11
- Thaz Wright, Grade 10
Westfield High School
- Mahogany Lofton, Grade 11
- Abigail Mojares, Grade 10
Carl Wunsche Sr. High School
- Karen Banda, Grade 10
- Kylie Khalil, Grade 10