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October 7, 2013

Tina Veal-Gooch
Director of Public Relations
903.794.3651 ext. 1013

Texas High School Student Council Assistant Advisor Named District Advisor of the Year; THS Chosen As District Coordinator School for 2014

Texarkana, TX – Debbie Nicholas, Assistant Advisor for Texas High School Student Council, was named Advisor of the Year during the Texas Association of Student Councils District 19 Fall Forum in Texarkana, TX.

Nicholas, an Art teacher at THS, has been Assistant Advisor for Student Council since 2005. She has worked with students in all grade levels to support the year-round activities of the program and to encourage participation from the entire student body. During the past eight years, Texas High School Student Council members have logged over 12,000 total volunteer hours per year and have earned the prestigious honor of being one of only three high schools in the state of Texas to receive the National Gold Council of Excellence Award from the National Association of Student Councils for five consecutive years, 2009-2013.

“Debbie is always willing to do whatever is necessary for the success of our students,” shared Brad Bailey, Texas High School Principal. “From school dances to spirit weeks to fundraising to much more, she wears multiple hats in working with and guiding our student leaders to the best overall decision for the entire student body. She’s an integral piece to the success of our student council program.”

Additionally, during the District 19 Fall Forum, the Texas High School Student Council was chosen to serve as the District Coordinator School for 2014. In this role, they will serve as the state liaison for the 80 school councils in District 19.

Organized in 1937, The Texas Association of Student Councils is a non-profit organization serving high school and middle level student councils in Texas. Its purpose is to develop leadership abilities in students, promote democracy as a way of life and establish and uphold high standards for local councils.

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