Student Council to represent TASC District 3 as corresponding secretary


(Photo by Damian McElwee)

Student Council is running for the Texas Association of Student Council District III office of corresponding secretary. Their representative will be junior class officer Jessica Yanez. 

The process involves choosing a platform, creating campaign materials and organizing a skit that illustrates their platform’s values. The platform with which our council will run is Sharing Love Counts. Sharing Love Counts is an on campus charity that raises money for underprivileged students at the holiday season.

“I’m really passionate about this platform,” Student body vice president Kennedy Stidham said. “It brought our entire campus together for a good cause, and I believe it will do the same for our student council district.”

The council hopes to redeem themselves after the loss during the 2013-14 school year when they ran for state office. With a switch in goals they’ve returned with more faith in their abilities.

“I believed we should run for district [instead of state] and start smaller,” Stidham said. “We could hopefully build up the confidence to run for state when we have a a more experienced and hungry council.”

Stidham, who has been a driving force behind the push to run for office, is confident in the chosen representative and has high hopes for the council.

“Jessica’s going to be amazing, and she makes me excited for the upcoming council members,” Stidham said. “They have an awesome opportunity with this responsibility, and they have an amazing leader.” 

The council is running unopposed, but Stidham said that is not affecting their mentality.

“We’re still treating it as if we have something to prove, because I believe we really do,” Stidham said.