The Student Government Association voted on Monday to send eight students from the School of Education to the annual Texas State Teachers Association conference.

The conference, which will take place Feb. 26 to 28 in Austin, prepares future teachers to become well developed in and out of the classroom.

School of Education Representative Lizeth Menchaca wrote the TSTA bill to send students to the conference.  

“The education program really prides itself in creating teachers who are already ready for the field, and this conference helps reiterate that,” Menchaca said.  

According to Menchaca, the eight students earned the opportunity to attend based on a point system created to encourage participation by this year’s TSTA District 4 President Dylan Chandler, a senior education major. These students would not be able to attend without the help of the SGA.  

“SGA funding was extremely important,” Menchaca said. “If that bill would have not passed, the students would probably not have been able to go.”

The SGA approved approximately $800 to assist with the trip,.

In addition to providing funding, the SGA continued to show its support for the student body by commenting on the success of this year’s homecoming.

Chief Justice Michael Brown, who is also the election committee chair, concluded the meeting by congratulating Victoria Johnson, senior mass communication major, and SGA’s Head Representative Hafidh Alghussein, senior finance major, who were named the 2016 Homecoming queen and king on Saturday.  

“We had more people run this year than we’ve had in the past several years,” Brown said. “It was really awesome to see that, and I think it made the experience a lot more enjoyable for everyone involved.”  

Alghussein said he appreciated the extensive participation in the Homecoming elections as well.

“I’d like to thank everyone for participating in voting for the Homecoming king and queen,” Alghussein said. “I’m really excited and honored to be the Homecoming king, especially since it’s my last semester.”

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Dalise Devos

Dalise is a senior mass communication major. She graduated from Tarrant County College in May 2015 with an Associate of Arts degree and continued her education journey by joining Texas Wesleyan University in August 2015. She is most interested in the areas of public relations and advertising, and began practicing her communication and writing skills as a content producer for Rambler Media Group in Spring 2016.

She spent her summer working as a Marketing and Communications intern at the United Way of Tarrant County, before taking over as editor in chief of The Rambler the fall. She is spending her final semester at Wesleyan as IMG Director of Rambler Integrated Media Group in order to become more acquainted with the world of advertising. Her passion for communication intertwines with her love to entertain and bring the gift of laughter to those around her.

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