“It improves your facility in language overall,” he said. “One thing all employers want, and all successful people have, is the ability to communicate.”
CISD Superintendent Blake Cooper said the students were chosen for two reasons in particular: because they are considered the leaders on campus and he wants to equip them with being able to effectively communicate their ideas.
Cooper said the reading program is more work for the students, but as leaders, they are expected to go the extra mile.
“It’s a little bit extra,” he said. “But with leadership, it takes a little extra.”
The eight students include Jaystin Wilson, DeLance Sharp, Darien Dugan, Diquedrian Goodson, Samuel Rasberry, Darian Redd, Cameron Scott and Tristan McGowan.