Thursday, December 4, 2008

Student Leaders Greet Elected Officials

Student leaders from Dallas, Desoto, and Lancaster ISDs, as well as A.W. Brown Charter School were standing tall last night as they received well deserved community recognition.

All were guests at The 13th Annual Elected Officials/Student Advisory Committee Reception, hosted by Senator Royce West, sponsor of the Dr. Emmett J. Conrad Student Advisory Committee.

In addition to a "formal" evening with fun and food, the objective of the reception was specific--it was a time for meeting, mingling and mentoring. Student Government leaders from high school and middle school had opportunities to speak with more than three dozen city, county and state elected officials.

In a brief keynote address, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins encouraged students to stay focused and work to achieve their goals.

Along with their students, parents and school sponsors were all smiles.

We were entertained by several talented groups including: the Booker T. Washington High school Vocal Ensemble and String Orchestra, The Edwards Brothers (Michael andJoshua), the Middle College High School Latin Dancers, A. W. Brown Golden Sigma steppers.

During the program several schools were recognized for outstanding partcipation in a recent Food Drive. Congratulations to all for helping and serving. Great job, Kimball Knights!

Meeting student leaders and honoring schools-- a great way to start the holiday season!