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MHS Student Council Members Attend State Convention

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(Submitted by Ms. Amber Flores MHS Science Teacher and Student Council Sponsor)

(Maricopa) From Thursday, January 25, 2018, through Saturday, January 27, 2018, 12 delegates from Maricopa High School Student Council attended the Arizona Association of Student Council State Convention held at Independence High School in Glendale. They listened to prestigious keynote speakers like Dr. David Garcia and Mr. Aric Jackson, attended breakout sessions and networked at a vendor fair. The students benefitted from the messages from the motivational speakers. Mr. Jackson told students they have to break-out of the ways we often create for ourselves. Senior Phuc Ly said, “This message that stuck with me the most, because I know that is something I struggles with.” Sophomore Jefferson Wiemiller said, “I learned that in order to be a leader, you have to do your own thing and not worry about what others think.” Senior Shakala King said, "No matter what you do, right or wrong, you're always going to have haters". Additionally, she loved how speaker Aric Jackson turned the word 'haters' into an acronym meaning, "Having Attitude Towards Everyone Reaching Success". Senior Jayda Jackson appreciated the message from David Garcia. She learned that, "it is easy to become the best in the world at something, because no one can do it like I can". Senior and Student Body President Favour Odubamowo learned that "there are two ways to live, in fear or in action. As leaders, we should always live in action, and not be scared to break out of our box".  

The MHS Student Council was awarded the bronze level for the Service Project Award (for performing Service Projects that range in dollar amounts up to $500) and Silver level for the Charity Recognition Award (for charitable contributions ranging from $501 to $1000). Ms. Flores commented, “We can't wait to apply our newfound knowledge at MHS and in the city of Maricopa.” The District is very proud of these outstanding student leaders and grateful they were able to attend this positive and affirming event.


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