McAllen Memorial High has been recognized by the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) for its Top Project submission, “Vote America! Rally.”
TASC has more than 1,200 member schools. Of those, McAllen Memorial is one of only 10 high school student councils statewide to receive this highly-esteemed honor.
Projects were evaluated based on how well they met their objectives; the amount of involvement from the council, the student body, the staff, and the community; originality, and overall success.
“It was great seeing how the kids were learning more about their civic duty,” said Valeria Carpenter, co-advisor of McAllen Memorial Student Council. “We had the pleasure of working with Victor Flores from the Texas Young Lawyers Association to take this project to the next level. We tried to not only educate them on their voting right, but to show them what the actual voting experience feels like. Our campus loved to be part of this … election year.”
Student Council members develop proven skills in team building, problem solving, project planning, and decision making. Through their co-curricular activities, student council members serve their communities while strengthening their academic and civic skills. Lilith Cain, Student Council Vice-President of McAllen Memorial Student Council, expressed her excitement in earning this recognition saying, “It is an honor to be recognized by our peers at the State level. We had a blast putting together our “Vote America! Rally” that successfully educated our students on the importance of participating in elections.”