Congratulations to our student council and their hard work and achievement this past school year! For outstanding achievement in leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Clements HS Student Council has been recognized by the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) as a Sweepstakes Council. Sweepstakes councils must be recognized as an Outstanding Student Council and receive outstanding recognition in Drugs, Alcohol, Safety and Health (DASH); Pride and Patriotism; and Energy and Environment as well as submitting a Community Service Report. TASC has over 1,200 member schools. Of those, Clements High School is one of only 213 student councils statewide to receive this highly-esteemed honor.
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. 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. With over 1,200 member schools, TASC is the largest state student leadership organization in the US.
The monies donated, the value of the goods donated, and the service hours (valuing the hours at $7.25 an hour) completed by student councils across the state comes to a total donated of $25,595,457.00.
Sarah Drake and Jennifer Nguyen (Student Council sponsors) are extremely proud of the determination and effort that our Student Council members put into their projects and their passion for our school and community. This is the second year in a row that Clements Student Council has earned sweepstakes.