Texas Tech Selects Local Students to Attend Leadership Camp

More than 50 students were selected to attend the inaugural Camp L.E.A.D.

Written by Dailey Fuller

Students chosen for the program will enhance their leadership abilities, develop personal character, do strength assessments and much more.

Students chosen for the program will enhance their leadership abilities, develop personal character, do strength assessments and much more.

Officials at Texas Tech announced today, June 20, that Lubbock-area students were selected to attend the inaugural Camp L.E.A.D. (Leadership Education and Development), July 7-10, in Lubbock. The prestigious program is designed to hone leadership abilities and personal character within the select group of local high-achieving students who are entering their junior year of high school.

In addition to the Lubbock-area students, Camp L.E.A.D. will host a total of more than 50 students from the San Antonio, Dallas and Austin areas. Students will participate in a variety of activities including individual personal strengths assessments, sessions on listening and questioning skills, team leadership exercises and ropes courses, while interacting with respected instructors and successful business and civic leaders. All scheduled activities and housing are located on the Texas Tech campus and the associated costs have been underwritten by private donations.

“Texas Tech is honored to welcome such a distinguished group of Lubbock-area students to our beautiful campus,” said Chancellor Kent Hance. “We believe Camp L.E.A.D. will be an inspiring and memorable experience that will assist the students throughout their lives.”

Texas Tech Vice Chancellor and former San Antonio Spurs executive Russ Bookbinder helped develop the leadership institute, and former Spurs player and current New Jersey Nets Coach Avery Johnson will serve as a guest speaker at Camp L.E.A.D.

“We’re thrilled at the positive reception this initiative has generated from local school administrators and counselors,” said Bookbinder. “We want this to be a very special and meaningful event for students, and our vision is to expand this program for students across the state.”

The following inaugural Camp L.E.A.D. Lubbock-area participants were nominated by their school counselors based upon their high achievement, well-rounded involvement at school and leadership potential:

  • Frenship High School: Dee Grimes
  • Monterey High School: Sidnee Harrison
  • Lubbock High School: Gary Jimenez
  • Lubbock Cooper High School: Saugat Parajulee

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