FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 09/15/2015
Rep. Ed Thompson Announces Inaugural District 29 Student Leadership Advisory Council
Accepting Applications Beginning September 14
(AUSTIN) – Representative Ed Thompson announced today that he is accepting applications for the House District 29 Student Leadership Advisory Council.
The Student Leadership Advisory Council (SLAC) is designed to provide a unique opportunity for high school students within House District 29 to engage in the legislative process with Representative Thompson and to obtain a hands-on education of the role and inner-workings of Texas state government.
“I look forward to providing District 29 high school students with a unique opportunity to learn about the inner-workings of Texas state government, as well as to engage them in the legislative process,” Thompson stated. “My hope is that the House District 29 Student Leadership Advisory Council program will be a resource to educate, encourage, and enlighten the next generation of Texas leaders by providing them with the opportunity to learn more about the intrinsic value of public service and the inner workings of the Texas Legislature.”
Eligible students must be enrolled in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12 in public, private, or homeschool, and must reside in House District 29. Applications are due on Monday, October 12th and final selections will be announced on Tuesday, October 20th.
Students selected to participate in the Student Leadership Advisory Council will be required to attend three meetings throughout the 2015-2016 school year. To access the application, go to the Texas House of Representatives website at www.house.state.tx.us, click on Rep. Thompson’s webpage, and click on the “Media” tab. For more information, contact Rep. Thompson’s Capitol Office at (512) 463-0707 or email District29.Thompson@house.state.tx.us
Contact: Emily Kirchner