CSHS Student Council Elected TASC State Secretary; Rakes in Other Recognitions

After campaigning for over seven hours and delivering a speech to over 5,000 Texas Student Council members, Carroll Senior High School has been elected as the Texas Association of Student Council Secretary for the 2019-2020 school year.

Junior Libby Lester will be the CSHS representative who will sit at the TASC leadership table, but she will be representing CSHS as a whole during this tenure. CSHS ran on the platform of “Love Is…”, a platform dedicated to the awareness of teen dating violence.

In order, to even make it on the ballot for the election, Lester and CSHS had to be nominated for the position. Two Texas schools nominated Carroll Senior High. They would end up running against Keller Timber Creek and George Bush High School. In the end, CSHS earned over a 51% majority in the vote, so there was no need for a runoff.

Carroll Senior High StuCo has been receiving quite a bit of recognition lately, in addition to the recent election win. Senior Jack Tucker recently received one of the Texas Associations of Secondary School Principals (TASSP) scholarships. This scholarship is awarded to five seniors who show leadership and academic success through their time in high school.

Charlotte Lanier received a TASSP Academic Scholarship as well for her hard work in the classroom.

For the second year in a row, the CSHS StuCo has been named a National Gold Council. This is a nationally recognized honor for councils that set a standard for what Student Councils should be doing.

Their homecoming video, “This is Us”, was named a Top 10 state finisher and the council as a whole was also a sweepstakes winner.


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Student artwork unveiled at Mexican Consulate

The Mexican Consulate welcomed a thought-provoking art installation Monday with the unveiling of an 8’ x 6’ seamless tile mural featuring artwork submitted by more than 30 Tarrant County College art students as part of its contest to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Consulate.

“Art inspires partnerships, for this day would not have been possible without the creative collaboration between the Mexican Consulate and TCC,” said TCC Trinity River President Sean Madison. “Most importantly, art has the capacity to build bridges between cultures, reminding us of our shared

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Mexican Consulate to celebrate 100th anniversary with installation of mural featuring TCC student artwork

On April 1, the Mexican Consulate will install art created by Madeleine Devarennes, winner of a student art contest managed by Tarrant County College. An 8’ x 6’ mural will be unveiled during a special ceremony that morning in the Documentation Department waiting area at the Consulate, currently located in Dallas.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Mexican Consulate, which originally opened in Fort Worth, all TCC students were invited to submit a design for a mural project that depicted the interconnected communities of Texas and Mexico. The contest was coordinated by two

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What’s stopping you? Student travels around the world to pursue her helicopter-flying dreams at TCC

Learning to fly a helicopter isn’t easy—especially in your second language.

That was the scenario faced by Tarrant County College student Yuno Niwano, who emigrated from Japan to pursue her dream of becoming a news helicopter pilot.

“When I researched getting helicopter flight training, I found out that the training cost is more affordable in the States compared to Japan,” said Niwano. “I also figured there are more opportunities as a helicopter pilot in America.”

She looked into a variety of programs. TCC stood out because it would give her the opportunity to earn her

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TCC student headed to law school at 16 featured on Good Morning America

A Tarrant County College student who is making headlines for completing college and heading to law school at the age of 16 told her story nationally on Good Morning America.

Haley Taylor Schlitz is co-enrolled at TCC and Texas Woman’s University and will earn both her associate degree and bachelor degree in May. She will go on to Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law this fall. Taylor Schlitz spoke to Good Morning America about her education journey as a gifted student.

“I went to public school up until 5th grade, and then once I reached 5th grade my parents

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What’s stopping you? Student enrolls at TCC at 13, prepares for law school at 16

2019 is a big year for Haley Taylor Schlitz. In May, she will earn her associate degree as well as her bachelor degree. This fall, she goes on to law school. It is also the year Taylor Schlitz gets her driver’s license. She is only 16 years old.

Taylor Schlitz’s education experience began in public school. Recognizing her gifts, her parents decided to homeschool her beginning in the fifth grade. Taylor Schlitz accelerated through primary and secondary curriculum and graduated from high school at 13-years old. She and her parents decided TCC was the next step.

“Community colleges

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TCC team places second in the nation in Student Research League competition

A team of Tarrant County College students ranked among the best in the nation in the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges’ (AMATYC) 2018 Student Research League competition.

The Student Research League tasks students with formulating a solution to an open-ended research problem. The 2018 challenge centered on determining the safest place in the United States to live, based on exposure to natural disasters. Participants selected mathematical tools that best fit the problem, collected data, created a mathematical model to reflect the data and researched and interviewed

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What’s stopping you? Student finds resources to succeed with Men of Color Collaborative

In one year, Tarrant County College South student James Threats-Jackson expects to earn his associate degree. But he didn’t always seem destined for success in college.

“Everyone was telling me that it was vital that I get a college education. I understood what everyone was saying to me, but I didn’t like school,” he said.

Still, when he graduated from high school in 2013, Threats-Jackson enrolled at TCC, expecting he could get by in college with little effort.

“I thought college was going to be like a social club where I went to hang out with my friends and have some

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What’s stopping you? Student survives deadly crash, shares remarkable story of recovery

Brianna Christensen doesn’t remember most of February 10, 2014, the day that changed her life. A 15-year-old sophomore at Northwest High School in far north Fort Worth, Christensen left for home with her friend ShyAnn Hooper after track tryouts. The after-school drive should have taken just minutes. Instead, it would be 110 days before Christensen returned home.

“My last memory was walking out to the car with ShyAnn and slipping on the ice,” said Christensen.

One mile from school, they crossed an icy bridge at the same time as a pickup truck. Suddenly, the truck careened out of

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Surviving and thriving: Student beats cancer twice, succeeds at TCC despite challenges

When Tarrant County College student Sstephanee Garrison-Shelton crosses the stage and accepts her diploma at graduation, it will be a milestone that doctors feared she may never reach.

As a teenager, Garrison-Shelton fell while running track and broke her finger. The X-rays revealed something far worse: she was suffering from bone cancer—and had only a 75 percent chance of survival. Shelton-Garrison’s treatment included an aggressive regimen of chemotherapy with limb salvage, a surgical procedure in which her diseased femur was replaced with an implant. Doctors also told her she would

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