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Hudson Middle School students persuade City Council to change street signs

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Kayla Box, president of Hudson Middle School student council Kayla Box, president of Hudson Middle School student council
Lauren Slusher, vice president of Hudson Middle School student council Lauren Slusher, vice president of Hudson Middle School student council
Kristen Ferrara, vice president of Hudson Middle School student council Kristen Ferrara, vice president of Hudson Middle School student council
HUDSON, TX (KTRE) -

It's not everyday that a group of middle school students can persuade city council to make a citywide change, but three Hudson Middle School students have done just that.

It wasn't a big change the student council members proposed.

"We asked that we just get a few signs along (Highway) 94 and in the Hudson city limits to be changed to maroon and white from the green signs," said Kayla Box, the student council president.

It's one idea that showed the student's knack for creativity. The signs the students created with the help from city council have a maroon background with a white trim. It also has a picture of a Hornet to represent the school's mascot.

The students said they researched ideas from other schools in Lufkin and in Brownsburg, Indiana before they made a decision on what they wanted their school signs to look like.

"It's a good experience. It's going to help us whenever we're older and that's something we can tell people 'hey, have you seen the street signs?' Yeah, we did that," said Kristen Ferrara, the vice president.

The students said they searched Google to figure out how to write a proposal and using their writing skills they were able to draft a three page proposal to present to the city council.

"It was a very long process. I mean, obviously the idea was there because all the Lufkin signs looked really cool and we did research on how other people had done it and we had to think about other people (and) how we're going to do it and give reasons because we just can't say 'oh, we think this will look cool,'" said Lauren Slusher, the vice president.

Ferrara says they have not received any word yet on if city council will install the signs throughout the city but, they have only heard good feedback from members.

"I think the fact that we're in middle school and I knew I had to go and look for it and just not to write it on my own and I knew to try and find a comfortable resource to write off of. I think it's really made it stand out," said Ferrara. "It's going to be reflective so eventually it's going to prevent accident's that could've happened."

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