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Hughes Elementary leadership club earns TEPSA Student Leadership Award

Hughes Elementary leadership club earns TEPSA Student Leadership Award
Hughes Leadership Team

For the fifth consecutive year, the Hughes Elementary leadership club has earned the Student Leadership Award from the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). This school year, Hughes is one of 66 schools in Texas to receive this award.

To receive the TEPSA award, a school must complete two service projects a year - one that benefits the community and one that benefits the school. 

This year, led by club sponsors Nicole Covarelli and Michele Smith, the Hughes leadership club chose to help their community by gathering items for a clothing and supply drive for the homeless. They helped make signs to promote the drive and gathered items in boxes.

The leadership club also served their campus in several ways this year. One of their favorite ongoing service activities is helping at arrival and dismissal. During morning arrival, the student leaders assist teachers in helping students out of cars. Then, at the end of the school day, they help facilitate dismissal by guiding students to cones to await pickup. 

"These are a vital pieces of the atmosphere on campus, with students stepping up to help other students," said Mrs. Covarelli.

In December, the leadership club helped PTA with a holiday gift for the entire school. The students stayed after school and used recess time to individually wrap a book for each child at Hughes. The books were then given to every student by PTA before winter break.

The leadership club also helped with events throughout the year like Red Ribbon Week, Kindness Week and field day.

"These kids have done so much on our campus," said Mrs. Covarelli.

For more information about the TEPSA Student Leadership Award, visit the TEPSA campus awards webpage.