Byron Nelson STUCO Wins Presidential Position
Byron Nelson Student Council Wins Presidential Position
Posted on 04/21/2021
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After receiving the most statewide votes after the state officer school election, Byron Nelson High School was selected as the President of the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) with a platform of Serving Those That Serve.

Byron Nelson High School’s Student Council President Mason Stapleton will serve a one-year term as the student representative for the state of Texas. Student Council Sponsor Tammy McClure will serve a two-year term as the advisor.

Mason Stapleton and Tammy McClure

“This is an amazing leadership opportunity for our students,” said McClure. “Serving as President of the Councils will allow our students to lead and serve and grow in a variety of unique ways.”

In order to run for a state office, Byron Nelson Student Council was required to submit their intent to run for office along with a letter of intent signed by the principal with the TASC Director. Another criteria Byron Nelson needed to meet in order to run for a state office was to create and promote a campaign platform within the framework of a campaign theme, including a creative and engaging message.

“We chose a platform of Serving Those That Serve for several reasons,” Stapleton said. “Our State Campaign will focus on projects that promote awareness and support for the first responders, healthcare workers, and military personnel of our communities to provide aid, resources, and recognition throughout the whole year.”

Since its organization in 1937, more than 1,200 secondary school student councils are members of the Texas Association of Student Councils. Membership and involvement in the association provide students and advisors with opportunities to develop the skills necessary to run an effective student council at the local level. TASC builds leadership abilities in students and advisors, promotes civic engagement, and develops strong councils at the local level.

For additional information, please visit the Texas Association of Student Councils website.