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Royse City High School Student Council Earns Statewide Recognition

For outstanding achievement in leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Royse City High School Student Council has been recognized by the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) in the areas of Outstanding Student Council; Drugs, Alcohol, Safety and Health (DASH); Pride and Patriotism; and Energy and Environment. as well as for submission of its Community Service Report and has been recognized as a Sweepstakes Council. Sweepstakes councils must be recognized as an Outstanding Student Council and receive outstanding recognition in all other award categories as well as submitting a Community Service Report. TASC has 1258 member schools. Of those, Royse City High School Student Council is one of only 263 student councils statewide to receive this highly-esteemed honor. 

“We set out four years ago to establish and maintain a strong council presence in our school and our community. These young adult leaders are fully committed to making a positive difference through all of these endeavors. They believe in service to others before self and show that in many tangible ways,” said Leah Voth, advisor of RCHS Student Council. “I am extremely proud of their maturity and selflessness and it is a true joy to work with them .” 

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. Senior Johnnie Smith, current President of RCHS Student Council, expressed his excitement in earning this recognition saying, “We work really hard all year long to maintain high standards and stay really involved. I am very proud of myself and my fellow leaders for achieving this recognition once again. We intend to earn Sweepstakes for this new school year as well!” 

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 uphold high standards

for local councils. TASC members work every day to make schools a place where students and staff want to be and to leave our world better than they found it. With 1258 member schools, it is the largest state student council organization in the US. 

With fewer than 1/3 of our members submitting Community Service Reports, the monies donated, the value of the goods donated and the service hours (valuing the hours at $7.25 an hour) comes to a total donated of $11 million, 392 thousand, 762 hundred dollars and 60 cents.