Texas Tech announces students to attend Leadership Institute - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Texas Tech announces students to attend Leadership Institute

New Jersey Nets Coach Avery Johnson will serve as a guest speaker at Camp L.E.A.D. (AP photo) New Jersey Nets Coach Avery Johnson will serve as a guest speaker at Camp L.E.A.D. (AP photo)

Officials at Texas Tech University announced Monday Lubbock-area students selected to attend the inaugural Camp L.E.A.D., July 7-10, 2011, 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 Texas Tech University System 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 University System 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:  Dee Grimes, Frenship High School; Sidnee Harrison, Monterey High School; Gary Jimenez, Lubbock High School; and Saugat Parajulee, Lubbock Cooper High School.

Information provided by Texas Tech University

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