Monday, December 6, 2010

Students and elected officials meet at annual reception

Middle College High School at El Centro  M. F. Bailey Concert Choir - Lincoln High 

City Club was the gathering place this evening for the Elected Officials and Student Advisory Committee Reception. The annual event is hosted by Sen. Royce West.

Planned by Education Director LaJuanna Barton and implemented by the senator’s staff, this is an occasion for students interested in leadership and public service to meet and talk with elected officials in various offices throughout the city, county and state.

The festive atmosphere is a comfortable setting for easy talk and laughter among parents, teachers, school sponsors students and public servants.

Serious and not-so-serious conversations were interspersed with talent of students from Booker T. Washington HSPVA, Yvonne Ewell Townview Magnet Center and Lincoln High school respectively.

Student teams representing several schools and IDS were excited to learn that the annual service project to gather canned goods netted over 25,000 pounds of food donated to the North Texas Food Bank.

Congratulations to the winners and all of the student leaders and teams. Special hats off to our own District 6 T.W. Brown Middle School, 3rd place winner.

Thanks to Sen. West for hosting this opportunity that includes many Dallas ISD students.

Much appreciation to parents, teachers and sponsors for your help and support of these student leaders.