QHS Student Council earns recognition


For outstanding achievement in leadership, service, and activities that serve to improve the school and community, Quitman High School Student Council has been recognized by the Texas Association of Student Councils (TASC).

The QHS Student Council was recognized in the areas of Outstanding Student Council; Drugs, Alcohol, Safety and Health (DASH); Pride and Patriotism; and Energy and Environment. It also was recognized as a Sweepstakes Council. Sweepstakes councils must be recognized as an Outstanding Student Council and receive outstanding recognition in Drugs, Alcohol, Safety and Health (DASH); Pride and Patriotism; and Energy and Environment as well as submitting a Community Service Report.

TASC has 1,399 member schools. Of those, QHS is one of only 232 student councils statewide to receive this esteemed honor.

Shelley Chance has served as advisor of QHS Student Council for 12 years. Next school year Leann Cross will take over as advisor.

“It has been a blessing to work with the students that have served on the council the past 12 years,” Chance said. “I have enjoyed seeing these students develop their leadership skills and go on to serve in the community.”

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

Whitnee Weiher, next year’s QHS Student Council president, expressed her excitement in earning this recognition, saying, “I am looking forward to carrying on the tradition of service to our school and community.”