The Texas High School Student Council has earned the National Gold Council of Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Councils (NASC) for the eleventh consecutive year. They are one of 28 high schools in Texas to receive this award and are one of only two high schools in the state to win the award for 11 straight years. Additionally, they are one of 253 in the nation to be honored at this level. Councils awarded the gold level have successfully demonstrated the highest levels of leadership. “Earning this award is no small task,” said Jeff Sherrill, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) Associate Director. “The success of the Texas High School program is a testament to the leadership and support they are given and the fact that the program is an integral part of the school and its educational mission.”

The THS Student Council has ALSO been elected by their peers to serve as the State President School for Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC).“The decision to run for a state office is made by our students, not the sponsors,” said Susan Waldrep, THS Student Council Advisor. “Students members must tell me why they want to run and share with me their ideas for a platform. From there, they campaign, just as you would for any office. The 1,400 student councils along with their 5,000 plus members place their vote and the state officers are announced during the April convention. We were thrilled to be chosen,” Waldrep continued. In previous years, Texas High School has had the opportunity to serve as State Conference Coordinator twice and TASC Vice President on two separate occasions. This is their second time to be voted in as State President. Advisors for Texas High School Student Council are Emily Munn, Debbie Nicholas, Courtney Waldrep and Susan Waldrep.

ANOTHER Texarkana superlative to celebrate! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!

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