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Bill Childress Elementary Earns Prestigious Leadership Award
Posted on 05/06/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Bill Childress Elementary Earns Prestigious Leadership AwardLending a few little but mighty helping hands to lead and serve the community resulted in Canutillo Independent School District's Bill Childress Elementary (BCE) School being one of only 43 schools across Texas to earn the prestigious Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association’s (TEPSA) Student Leadership Award for the ongoing civic service provided by the campus’ student council.

“What I am very proud of as a principal is that you have kids who in the classroom are more quiet or shy yet you see them within our school or community and they are reading to our elderly, doing service projects,” said BCE Principal Jonathan Flores. “It reminds you that we have to continue to push our kids to know that life is beyond academics and the four walls of the classroom. It's about giving back and serving our community to make a better tomorrow.”

The TEPSA Student Leadership Award was established in 2018 to honor outstanding student leadership teams and their impact on school communities in the state of Texas. To receive the award, student leadership teams must show how their annual projects promote campus culture, community service, leadership, character development, staff appreciation and much more.

The BCE student council members met the rigorous criteria and demonstrated how their leadership has impacted and served their school and community through their various service projects such as volunteering at assisted living facilities and helping run community food drives to feed and provide for those in need. BCE was also able to establish how the campus empowers learners through leadership opportunities.

The BCE student council will be recognized by TEPSA on their website, with a video presentation at the Summer Conference, on TEPSA’s official Facebook page, and will receive a trophy at a Leaders ‘Я’ Us onsite workshop in the fall.