The class of 2012-13 officially became members of Texas Leadership Forum on Sunday, August 19. We are excited to welcome 16 new students from nine area high schools. The students are Selina Rodriguez and Jorge Espinoza, Adamson HS; Ibrahim Mpiana, Conrad HS; Alberto Romero and Wendy Parra, Irving HS; Sharon Sequera and Nicole Alozie, Lake Highlands HS; Bethany Hicks and Cody Copeland Nimitz HS; Vanessa Serrano and Chandon Adger, W. T. White HS; Connor Basile, Woodrow Wilson HS; Vanity Sanchez and Eduardo Moreno, Molina HS; and Nickthe Esquivel and Rebeca Lucero, Sunset HS.
We were fortunate to have advisory board members Danny Smith, Bill Slicker, Edwin Flores and Michael Williams in attendance. Matt Garcia from Cong. Sessions’ office attended as well. Williams addressed the students and encouraged them to take advantage of the opportunities offered to them as TLF members and to realize their responsibilities as young leaders. A special note of thanks to school faculty members who attended this meeting to support our program and their students – Allana Patterson, counselor, Irving HS; Susan Odeski, counselor, Woodrow Wilson HS; Connie Lefler, Associate Principal, Molina HS; Glenda Simmons, counselor and Lora Watson, Associate Principal at Sunset HS.