Royse City High School Student Council earns state recognition

ROYSE CITY, Texas (March 3,2023)  – The Royse City High School Student Council officers and advisor attended the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) District 3 Conference, “Stuco Adventures and the Secret Scrolls of Leadership,” on February 18th at Southlake Carroll Senior High School, where they submitted their state report forms and artifacts for the categories of Pride & Patriotism, Drugs, Alcohol, Safety, and Health (DASH), Community Service, Energy & Environment, and Outstanding Student Council.

After forms and project submissions were reviewed, the council was awarded the Sweepstakes Award, the highest award available in the Texas Association of Student Councils statewide association, specifically District 3, which includes 162 schools in north Texas.

In order to earn the Outstanding Student Council award, the council met 25 specific leadership activity and outreach participation requirements, including council structures, participation in district and state events, collaborative projects, and community service initiatives. This is the seventh consecutive year the council has been awarded Sweepstakes. RCHS Student Council has also applied for the National Association of Student Councils Gold Council of Excellence Award, which is announced in April each year.

“I’m so proud of my Stuco family for being awarded once again with Sweepstakes. This award means so much and just mirrors how much our Stuco really does to make our school and community feel loved and united,” RCHS Student Council President Jerzi Whisnant, Senior, said.

The Royse City High School Student Council strives to empower leaders from the student body to create positive change in their school and community. Council officers are elected through a process consisting of a student body vote, teacher evaluations, interviews, short answer questions, and grade and citizenship criteria. Council membership is open to all RCHS students at all times. The council has approximately 125 active members in grades 9-12. They also oversee all senior class activities, campus events, including pep rallies, dances, and affirmation projects, and regularly meet with campus administration to proactively address initiatives to build a positive and inclusive culture on campus. The RCHS Student Leadership classes play an integral role in the planning and implementation of all council projects.