The Laredo Independent School District Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) held their last meeting of the 2022-2023 school year with LISD Superintendent Dr. Sylvia G. Rios. The meeting was hosted by Cigarroa High School at the LISD Performing Arts Center in the Dr. Marcus Nelson Conference Room. 

The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council is comprised of 96 student representatives from Martin, Nixon, Cigarroa, and Garcia Early College High Schools. School administrators from each campus select a diverse mix of 24 students that are involved in extracurricular activities. 

The advisory council meets four times a year for about two hours. They eat lunch and discuss different issues ranging from academics to extracurricular activities. In addition, the advisory council gives the students an opportunity to be heard and express their ideas concerns about their campus.  

“The Council allows the students to have open dialogue where they can be honest and open about what is happening on their campus,” said Dr. Sylvia G. Rios, LISD Superintendent of Schools. “It’s great that they are able to express their concerns and exchange ideas with their peers.”

During the meeting four LISD seniors were recognized as the 2022-2023 SSAC Leading the Way recipients. The students were Laisha Gonzalez of Martin High School, Itzel Rojo of Cigarroa High School, Victoria Rose Garcia of Garcia Early College High School, and Carlos Carreon Gonzalez of Nixon High School. These four individuals exemplify all four Leading the Way categories; Leading with Heart, Inspiring Change, Supports Growth, and Drive Results.

Also, all seniors were presented with a certificate of recognition and a black cord they will wear at graduation.  

As an active member of the advisory council the students take part in the Superintendent’s Literacy Project. Prior to each meeting, the members visit an elementary school and read a book to a class. This month the advisory council read The Bad Seed to 2nd and 3rd s grade students from Hachar, Santo Nino, Kawas, Ligarde, Farias, Santa Maria, Milton, and Ryan Elementary Schools.