Sherman High School Students Selected to the Congressional Student Leadership Program
US Congressman John Ratcliffe kicked off his Congressional Student Leadership Program (CSLP) which will include two students from Sherman High School.
The CSLP program is for high school sophomores, and juniors across Texas’ 4th District and Sophomore Jose Menjivar and junior Shelby Farmer will proudly represent Sherman ISD as members of the program.
“ I am nervous and honored to represent my school. If I can prove to the administrators of Sherman High school that the CSLP chose the right person, then that’s all there is to it,” Shelby Framer expressed about her selection to the CSLP Program. “I want to gain knowledge any way I can. With the first meeting already accomplished, I know I will not be disappointed in this experience.”
Jose Menjivar shared the same sentiment.
“I feel very proud to be apart of the CSLP. I realized that I was selected to represent our school and Grayson County. There were only eleven students from the area selected, and I was one of them,” he said.
The 2018-2019 school year marks the CSLP's third consecutive year, which has expanded to include four physical meeting locations in Rockwall, Mount Pleasant, Texarkana, and Sherman. The participants met in January and will meet three more times throughout the remainder of the school year for sessions that will include educational lectures, research of legislative issues and interactive group projects. They will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program.
Congressman Ratcliffe expressed that each student participant in the program has a strong determination to go above and beyond to become civically involved in their community.
“I’m grateful that we have another great group of students joining us for the Congressional Student Leadership Program this year. Each participant has a strong determination to go above and beyond to become civically involved in their community, and I’m glad for the opportunity we have to help them do just that,” Ratcliffe said.