A 13-year old Tuloso-Midway Middle School student will be Austin-bound as one of 12 students from our area that will go to this year's Lone Star Leadership Academy.
"It's a program that teaches you how to be a leader, and it teaches you skills you'll need later on in life," said Elizabeth Whitmire, the student from Tuloso-Midway.
Whitmire has been working hard to help raise close to $1 thousand to pay for the week-long academy, doing everything from raffling off Freebird custom made burritos to doing extra chores.
The A-B honor roll student was nominated by her teacher at Tuloso-Midway and was accepted by the statewide organization. She said it will be an opportunity of a lifetime.
"Just getting to meet the state legislator, I mean, that's a big opportunity," Whitmire said.
"We want her to show leadership, and this is a great program that will allow her to do that," her father Robert Taylor said. "We want her to show responsibility, so we actually had her raise her own money; and that was a huge step for her, and she really flourished through that process."
Whitmire leaves for the Lone Star Leadership Academy in Austin on July 15.
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