2019-03-09 / Front Page

Students surveyed: what matters to you?


Cameron County High School seniors who have been involved in a project to engage students in the local visioning project include (from left) Laila Smith, Chloe Burgett, Alyvia McKimm, Cassie Frey, Kamme Guisto, Ally Narby and, not shown, Marcus Brown. Cameron County High School seniors who have been involved in a project to engage students in the local visioning project include (from left) Laila Smith, Chloe Burgett, Alyvia McKimm, Cassie Frey, Kamme Guisto, Ally Narby and, not shown, Marcus Brown. Cameron County Heart & Soul organizers have taken steps to engage the younger generation for input on what they value about their communities, and what changes they’d like to have pursued. Seven seniors from teacher Carrie Copp’s communication class at the local high school have joined in the visioning project by identifying representatives from a broad cross-section of students and interviewing them.

Everyone from band members, industrial arts students. environmental/ outdoor enthusiasts, athletes, honor students, those with part-time jobs, and students who are not involved in organized activities were surveyed.

The researchers then videotaped interviews. They’re also maintaining social media communication on the Heart and Soul project.

In addition, the seniors have engaged students at Woodland Elementary School, working with the Cameron County Family Center and faculty members.

“We are so grateful for the time and effort these students have given to gather input on how our young people would like to see Cameron County grow and develop,” said Heart & Soul organizer Jess Herzing. She can he reached by email at camcoproud@gmail.com or online at thecameroncountyproject.com.

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