Fifth Grade Students ‘Soar’ During GT Leadership Summit

Hosted at Lubbock’s Silent Wings Museum, fifth grade students at Frenship ISD spent the Friday before Thanksgiving learning a variety of skills, including leadership, problem solving, teamwork and more.

It’s not every day you get to hear someone from NASA talk about the moon or hang out with a Texas State Trooper while exploring the Texas DPS helicopter, but fifth grade students at Frenship ISD got to during the GT Leadership Summit before the Thanksgiving holiday.

Hosted at Lubbock’s Silent Wings Museum, the summit helps foster leadership and collaborative skills to help make students have successful careers in the future.

During the summit students participated in different sessions, including using teamwork to balance a tennis ball on a bull ring while placing it into a canister, a Texas Tech Engineering activity that put STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills to use, and also visiting the hangar where students visited with Texas State Troopers while touring the Texas DPS helicopter.

At lunch students heard from NASA’s Steven Smith as he spoke about NASA’s future, the moon, Mars, and what NASA does on a daily basis.

This is the first year Frenship ISD has held the GT Leadership Summit at the Silent Wings Museum, and students enjoyed getting to tour the museum while participating in the sessions.

See the pictures below to see the activities students participated in: