Northwest ECHS students helping at Food Pantry Distribution February 6, 2020. Sophia Thome, Kenny Diguirson, Iliana Rubio, Luis Urquidi, Jyan Delgadillo

Northwest ECHS Student Council earns Statewide Recognition

A group of young adults at Canutillo ISD’s Northwest Early College High School Student Council has been recognized by the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC) for its Community Service Report.

District officials say the honor was awarded for “outstanding achievement in leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community.”

“Our students are extremely dedicated to making a positive impact on our campus and in our community,” said Heather Cawley, one of the advisors of the Northwest StuCo.

TASC has 1,258 member schools. Of those, Northwest Student Council is one of only 371 student councils statewide to receive this highly-esteemed honor.

Paola Blanco, President of Northwest StuCo, expressed her excitement in earning this recognition saying, “I am very grateful for all the hard work, dedication, and the effort students put in, to make this happen. Northwest Griffins will continue to create a better environment for years to come.”

TASC is a non-profit 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 uphold high standards for local councils.

“Student Council members develop proven skills in team building, problem solving, project planning, and decision making. Through their co-curricular activities, student council members serve their communities while strengthening their academic and civic skills,” officials shared.

TASC members work every day to make schools a place where students and staff want to be and to leave our world better than they found it. With 1258 member schools, it is the largest state student council organization in the US.

With fewer than ⅓ of our TASC members submitting Community Service Reports, the monies donated, the value of the goods donated and the service hours (valued at $7.25 an hour) comes to a dotation total of $11,392,762.60.