More than 1,000 student leaders from 48 public and private schools met in the Beaumont Civic Center Wednesday to cultivate their leadership abilities. schools from nine area counties were represented Wednesday to share one common goal as part of the Texas Association of Student Councils District 17. Guest speakers, skits and educational workshops were all part of the spring convention.
12News spoke with seniors who already took it upon themselves to be leaders in their own schools to find out what issues they think concern them the most. Some said they fear many students don't take school as seriously as they should and that's why they believe the new, more rigorous, STAAR test should be good for their peers.
More and more this generation of students is having to deal with technology's dark side, online bullies.
Kountze student body Vice President Alexander Orsot said he tries to be a mediator when he finds out his peers are fighting on the World Wide Web. These students stress to their peers to be the bigger person and if you see it - stop it.
Students discussed these issues and more in their workshops so that they could learn how to deal with certain situations and be an advocate for their fellow student.
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