You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
FHS students gain leadership skills at TASC workshop
National Honor Society sponsor Anthony Warzecha (l-r), Maria Kind, Sydney Ross, Francesca Carvajal, Valeri Smith, and Student Council sponsor Marti Blose attend leadership training at Texas State University.
Texas teens across the state gained skills in goal setting, team building, problem solving, and project planning through interactive methods at Texas Association of Student Council (TASC) Leadership Workshops.
Sydney Ross, Francesca Carvajal, Valeri Smith, and Maria Kind represented Floresville High School as delegates to the workshop at Texas State University in San Marcos in July. During five days of rigorous training and project-based learning, they gained the tools and knowledge necessary to improve the effectiveness of Student Council and National Honor Society at Floresville High School.
“I attended this workshop to sharpen my leadership skills and I am excited to be able to use the skills I learned not only as president of National Honor Society but also to be successful in the future,” said Valeri Smith.
The workshop theme of G.R.O.W. (Go Reach Our World) encouraged student leaders to work collectively to improve their schools and communities.
“One of the most important things I learned at the workshop is different techniques and ideas to make our Student Council better. I will use these to strengthen and shape Floresville High School’s Student Council to make it the best that it can possibly be this school year,” said Sydney Ross. “I appreciate our FHS principal, Mrs. Sandra Galinzoga, to allow us to attend this workshop. We intend to make full use of everything we learned.”
“Our students were amazing,” said Marti Blose, advisor for Student Council. “They represented Floresville High School extremely well as they worked with student leaders from across the state of Texas.”
TASC is a nonprofit serving high school and middle level student councils in Texas. Sponsored by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, its purpose is to develop leadership abilities in students, promote democracy as a way of life, and establish and uphold high standards for local councils. With more than 1,250 member schools, it is the largest student leadership organization in the United States.
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
The 411: Youth Archives
Drama Kids summer camp (July 29, 2015)
FISD: registration of new students August 4-6 (July 29, 2015)
Gov. Abbott addresses FFA state convention (July 29, 2015)
Local 4-H’er focuses on fiber (July 29, 2015)
Coastal Bend College sets new student orientation (July 22, 2015)
Dew makes Rensselaer dean’s list (July 22, 2015)
Hernandez graduates from UIW (July 22, 2015)
Register for August Empowerment Camp (July 22, 2015)
River of Life VBS is July 27-31 (July 22, 2015)
SFA names students to honors lists (July 22, 2015)
Woodward is an SFA grad (July 22, 2015)
Annual Boots ’N Shoot event is set (July 15, 2015)
Basketball tourney set (July 15, 2015)
Baylor awards Hill with scholarship (July 15, 2015)
Carpenter named to dean’s list (July 15, 2015)
Evergreen honors three area students (July 15, 2015)
Fall registration under way at Coastal Bend (July 15, 2015)
Free fishing clinics for youth (July 15, 2015)
Kotzur attends youth conference (July 15, 2015)
LV lifters find success at national event (July 15, 2015)
ROTC plans August orientation, drill camp (July 15, 2015)
Stanley makes president’s list (July 15, 2015)
Bell brothers conquer Aviation Challenge (July 8, 2015)
Fish Camp, Prep Days coming soon for LVHS students (July 8, 2015)
Floresville FFA district winners (July 8, 2015)
Floresville FFA teams advance to area (July 8, 2015)
Kosub receives National FFA scholarship (July 8, 2015)
Staudt graduates from UTSA (July 8, 2015)
Texas Lutheran University spring honors list (July 8, 2015)
First Baptist La Vernia VBS (July 1, 2015)
Floresville FFA members receive degrees (July 1, 2015)
Floresville FFA Teams' State Roundup (July 1, 2015)
Grateful American Book Prize list of good reads (July 1, 2015)
La Vernia FFA members receive recognition (July 1, 2015)
La Vernia FFA members receive scholarships (July 1, 2015)
Leadership and friendship in action (July 1, 2015)
Rocket Readers reign in 'Name That Book' competition (July 1, 2015)
TWU names spring grads (July 1, 2015)
UMC Stockdale VBS (July 1, 2015)