Student Voice

Governance Camp believes that student voice matters and has infused student participation in this unique conference by highlighting the incredible students in our state. We believe that we cannot create the leaders of tomorrow without letting them lead today.

The Application Process opens on November 1, 2022.

Student Voice resources

Coming soon!

  • Student Panel Scholarship Application
  • Student Voice Session Application (doc)
  • Students Inspired Application (doc)

Student panel and scholarship

A highlight of Governance Camp is the High School Senior Scholarship and panel. Five students will be selected to join us in Galveston and share their unique public school journey in Texas. Selected students must commit to attend and participate virtually on the panel at the 2023 Governance Camp, March 1-4 2023, to receive the scholarship.

Recipients will receive $1,500 in scholarship monies from our sponsor, Walsh Gallegos.

The panel is moderated by Paula Maddox Roalson, an attorney at Walsh Gallegos.

The deadline for application submissions is 5:00 p.m., Friday, January 13, 2023.

Applicants will be notified of their acceptance no later than Tuesday, January 31, 2023.

Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle, P.C.

E-mail with questions.

Student Voice Panel

Student Voice sessions

On Friday, March 3, 2023, breakout sessions will focus on Texas public school students' real-life experiences impacting student achievement and student outcomes. These Student Voice sessions should be presented or co-presented by students about initiatives and programs driven by students or developed by students. The session time is one full hour of content. 

More details about presenting a Student Voice Session can be found on the Session Guide and the application itself. Any student under 18 must also complete a parental permission form

Students inspired

TASB is looking for dynamic students to champion programs and projects from their district that would be of value to showcase to school board members from across the state. Presenters could be individual students or a student group/club passionate about leading a hands-on interactive demonstration about their project.  

Be prepared to share the initiative's history, cost, and relevant outcomes. What does the program/project/club mean to you? What was the goal of the project, and what are you learning through the process? What are the key take-aways that board members can share with their districts?


  • Setup, Friday, March 3, 7-9 a.m.
  • Demonstration, 30-min "expo" from 10:45-11:15 a.m.
  • Session/Presentation, (4) 15-min presentations from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

More details about the Students Inspired opportunity can be found on the Students Inspired application. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 13, 2023. Any student under 18 must also submit a parental permission form

Additional information

For additional information about this event, contact us directly for support at 800.580.8272.