Students from Pleasant Grove Intermediate School Named Winners of Klondike Leadership Academy Grand Prize

Klondike Leadership Academy is focused on creating a legacy of leaders within the community and within the world. Their goal is to teach children within their program what it means to be a leader, and how they can be one. To do so, they have seven Skill Sets children to learn just what it takes to be a great leader: Yes I Can, Work Comes Before Play, Listen Before You Speak, Together is Better, Help to Inspire Others, Commitment, and Leaders are Readers. By combining all the knowledge and skills they accumulate during their time as a KLA Kid, children will be set to step out into the world as a leader to inspire those around them to do the same.

Last year’s KLA Session started at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year. Children that were part of the program had all year long to complete tasks in the KLA curriculum to earn points for a chance to win the grand prize: a trip for the winner and one of their parents/guardians to go on a Disney Cruise. Over 600 kids across four different states participated in the 2017-2018 KLA session, but all of KLA’s Top Scholars came from Pleasant Grove Intermediate School here in Texarkana, TX.

Theia Neuman, a 5th grader, and Kennedy Gibson, a 4th grader, were the two winners of Klondike Leadership Academy’s Grand Prize and Top Scholar Awards. Both children worked extremely hard this year. Theia earned 6,445 points and Kennedy earned 4,260 points— both well deserving of their prize.

Want to get your child involved? The next KLA session starts June 15, 2018. Go to or email Suki O’Neal at to sign up your child.

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