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PHS Government Students Host a Meet the Candidates for the Texas 3rd Congressional District Race

PHS Government Students Host a Meet the Candidates for the Texas 3rd Congressional District Race

Prosper High School Seniors recently had the opportunity to experience politics first hand. The event, held annually by Prosper High School teacher Mr. Rod McCall and his government students, is a fantastic opportunity to enlighten students and the community regarding local politics. The event is held for Texas’ third congressional district race.

Due to scheduling conflicts, the Republican candidate, State Senator Van Taylor, could not be in attendance, but the students were eager to learn about Democratic candidate Lorie Burch. Burch, a North Texas Resident, graduated from Plano Senior High School and graduated from Trinity University in San Antonio before obtaining her juris doctorate from George Washington University in Washington DC.

The students were able to introduce themselves and then ask their own questions about hot political topics and the political process of running in an election. Mackenzie Crenshaw, Jackson Lundquest, Taylor Sweet, Cole Choe and William Lewis were among students that asked questions regarding topics that covered all of the bases such as equality, the trade war with China, homelessness, prescription drugs and gun violence.

Prosper High School student Zane Smith served as the moderator. Zane is a Congressional AP Scholar nominee and in the Top 5% of his graduating class. He is very involved at PHS and holds office as President of the National Honor Society, Treasurer of the National English Honor Society and Committee Head of Political and Civil Outreach for Rho Kappa. He hopes to pursue a career in both law and politics after graduation.

The evening was a huge success and Zane extended a thank you to each person who came out for this event. He, Mr. McCall and other Rho Kappa officers put in countless hours of preparation which gave the students and the community an opportunity to walk away with a bit more knowledge to help them make educated political decisions.

By Jodie Brownd

Cedarbrook Media Group

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