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Nacogdoches High School Student Council brings cultural awareness to East Texas

Thursday night the Nacogdoches high school’s cafeteria was transformed. Thanks to Trishala Roy, the vice president of the student council. She believes that more diversity can make a world of a difference. 

“We can actually accept each other’s differences,” Roy said. That’s what I think brings peace, when people start accepting other people's differences.”

Roy said she got the idea for this event after attending a similar one at SFA.

“I went there, I had no idea what I was going to, but I had a lot of fun,” Roy said. “I really liked what we talked about. I thought it would be a great idea to bring it to high school because we could really get people thinking about things like that.”

She couldn’t do it alone. After her event received the green light from the schools principal the student council got busy.  

“I’m extremely proud of these students because they have done it all,” Katherine Whitback, NHS Student council advisor said.

NHS student council had creative control over the peace meal event. It wasn’t easy for Roy, she admits it was a little nerve racking as it got closer to the date.

“I had a little bit of a meltdown last week.” Roy said.  “I was thinking there were going to be either too many people or too little people. At this point it doesn’t matter what goes wrong it’s going to be a wonderful atmosphere.”

Roy hopes everyone leaves with this food for thought.

“Talk to somebody who you wouldn’t talk to, or be nice to somebody who might be irritating you,” Roy said. “Try to accept other people’s differences.”

Each table at the event represented different empires. Whitback says she is going to submit this program to the State Association of Student Council for recognition at the state conference in April.

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