Little Cypress-Mauriceville High School Student Council members joined other students across Texas working with motivational speaker Harriet Turk from Memphis Tennessee at a Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) Advanced Leadership Workshops. Senior Conner Hanks served as a Junior Counselor at workshops both at Lakeview and Mo Ranch. 

LCM’s Bailey Gilbeaux represented the school as a delegate to the Lakeview conference on January 15, while Savanna Smith, Lyndsey Windham, Conner Hanks, Lacy Woodard, and McKenzie Dileo were delegates to the February 10-12 event.

During the three days of leadership training and idea sharing, students gained the tools and knowledge necessary to improve student council effectiveness in their local school and to enhance their personal leadership skills. Students and advisors heard from nationally known speaker Harriet Turk who said she does not agree with those who just say, “Believe and you can achieve.” She reinforced the concept that we all possess personal power and are in charge of our choices, but we don’t always get to choose the consequences.” Learning how to cope with failure, and trying again are essential.” Harriet led participants in a “Get real and go for it” journey.

TASC is a non-profit organization serving high school and middle level student councils in Texas. Sponsored by the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals, its purposes are to develop leadership abilities in students, promote democracy as a way of life, and establish and uphold high standards for local councils. With over 1300 member schools, it is the largest student leadership organization in the United States.