MJHS Students Attend TASC Workshops

MJHS Students Attend TASC Leadership Workshops
Posted on 07/10/2017
This is the image for the news article titled MJHS Students Attend TASC Leadership WorkshopsTexas teens from across the state, including members of the Marshall Junior High School Student Council, gained skills in goal setting, team building, problem solving and project planning through interactive methods at the Texas Association of Student Council (TASC) Leadership Workshops this summer in Sherman, Texas.

Julissa Benitez, Daniella Contreras, McKenzie Epps, Curliyah Jefferson, Jamya Jefferson, Deja Johnson, Emily Martinez, Carol Ann Williams, Katherine Winters, and Regan Zeno represented Marshall Junior High School as delegates to the workshop at Austin College in June. During five days of rigorous training and project based learning, they gained the tools and knowledge necessary to improve student council effectiveness in their local school.

“I attended this workshop because I wanted to learn more leadership skills, and I am excited to be able to attend Marshall Junior High School as member of the Student Council,” said Contreras.

The workshop theme of “The Ripple Effect” encouraged student leaders to understand how everything they do or do not do, every decision they make has wide ranging effects. As student council members, they have the opportunity to plan and complete projects that profoundly impact the culture and climate of their schools as well as individual students.

“One of the most important things I learned at workshop is parliamentary procedure, and I will use that to keep order and make (Ms. Jasmine Johnson’s) job as our advisor easier at Marshall Junior High School,” said Williams. “I appreciate our MJHS principal Mr. Jason Black allowing us to attend this workshop. We intend to make full use of everything we learned.”

“Our student council members are amazing. They truly have the desire and ability to change the world for the better,” said advisor Jasmine Johnson. “They were open-minded and represented Marshall Junior High extremely well as they worked with student leaders from across the state of Texas. They are hoping to use the skills they learned to host the Middle Level State Convention in 2018.”

TASC is a non-profit serving high school and middle level student councils in Texas. Sponsored by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, its purposes are to develop leadership abilities in students, promote democracy as a way of life, and establish and uphold high standards for local councils. With almost 1300 member schools, it is the largest student council association in the United States.