Office of Rep. Ratcliffe holds leadership meeting for high school students

(ROCKWALL, TX — March 6, 2018) Rep. John Ratcliffe’s (R-Texas) district team held meetings with high school leaders this week as a part of the Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP). The program includes participants from across Texas’ 4th District who met in Texarkana, Rockwall and Sherman.

“We’ve got another incredibly talented bunch of students in the Congressional Student Leadership Program this year. Their desire to challenge themselves beyond your typical political science or government class is what really sets them apart as future leaders,” Ratcliffe said.

CSLP participants in Rockwall.
CSLP participants in Sherman.

This was the third out of four CSLP meetings scheduled for the 2017-2018 school year. During this session, students worked on their capstone assignment, where they will examine the role government plays on a specific issue area of interest to them.

Students in the Texarkana session heard from Dr. Gary Stading, dean of the A&M-Texarkana College of Business, Engineering, and Technology.

“I enjoyed connecting with students from Texas High School and expanding on how the role of higher education is changing due to the developing technologies of the world, and how the students as future leaders can be prepared for careers that will meet the demands of these changing technologies,” Standing said.

Students in the Sherman session heard from Julie Lollar, the executive assistant for Grayson County Judge Bill Magers, about the responsibilities of county and city governments and how they interact with the federal government.

The CSLP is designed to enhance educational opportunities for high school students who are interested in politics, government and civic engagement.

“The CSLP gives student a first-hand experience in learning about the government that you don’t learn in school,” said Emma Herrington, a junior homeschool student from Fannin County.

“I highly recommend the CSLP for any student interested in learning more about how the federal government actually works,” said Lois Jones, a senior homeschool student from Grayson County.

More information about the CSLP is available here:

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