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Howard High establishes SGA with help of UTC students

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UTC student Robert Fisher meets with Howard SGA UTC student Robert Fisher meets with Howard SGA
Robert Fisher and Howard principal Zac Brown Robert Fisher and Howard principal Zac Brown
UTC senior Robert Fisher, a Rhodes Scholar, a Truman Scholar, a Brock Scholar, and the second-term president of the Student Government Association, has helped students at The Howard School establish an SGA to call their own.  

He encouraged them to talk about their goals and led them through a strategic planning process and the creation of a constitution.

Principal Zac Brown and Fisher, along with UTC student Ronald Elliot encouraged the students to reach out to the school's Hispanic students, who now make up more than twenty percent of Howard's student body.  

Howard students witnessed a UTC SGA meeting in action. Many of them say they consider Fisher and Elliot to be strong role models, but the college students say they learn leadership skills from their high school counterparts as well.

Principal Brown said the first-year program has been a huge success.  "Students are happier when they feel they have a voice, and our school is a better learning environment when they offer input.  We listen to them," he said.

Although Fisher graduates Saturday and will soon move to England to attend the University of Oxford, rising sophomore Elliot plans to continue his work with the Howard SGA during the next school year.

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