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The Art of Communication

Categories: News, Today Foundation News

Teresa Schnyder and Danny Smith gave outstanding advice about the importance of preparation and practice for any type of speaking or interview situation.  They both agreed that three of the most important things to remember about communication is energy, confidence and preparation.  Own what you are saying.  They also addressed social media – self reflect before you self reveal.  Think about what you email or post because both employers and colleges look at your social media accounts when making decisions.  Great advice!

TLF Class of 2015-16 Kick Off

Categories: News, Today Foundation News

Congressman Pete Sessions and the Today Foundation are excited to welcome 19 new students from nine area high schools to the TLF Class of 2015-16.  The students are: David Reynoso from Adamson HS;  Karen Sanchez and Moises Ascencio from Bryan Adams HS; Anjana Chhetri, Umesh Bhandari and Anwesh Kafley from Conrad HS; Luis Govea and Alicia Laguna from Irving HS; Kevin Tran and Michelle Borjas from Lake Highlands HS; Christopher Willis from Molina HS; Ryan Shelton and Stephanie Saldana from Nimitz HS; Harris Miers, Pedro Gonzalez and Jose Cantu from W.T. White HS; and John Gonzalez, Ben Levy and Mariela Saenzpardo from Woodrow Wilson HS.

Student Interview: Lauren Jackson

Categories: News, Student Interviews, Today Foundation News

Istation CEO, Richard Collins, recently sat down with Lauren Jackson, one of the student leaders from the Texas Leadership Forum, who attended Conrad High School in Dallas, Texas. Lauren was the captain of the varsity track and cheerleading teams, a member of the National Honor Society, a member of DECA, and more. They discussed how TLF helped her speak up and break out of her shell, how she learned about her opportunities, and the importance of mentorship. Lauren is now attending Louisiana State University where she studies nursing in preparation to become a pediatric nurse.