American Graduate Champion: PALS at Cedar Ridge High School

LRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that have been submitted by the community.

Today’s Champion is the PALS club at Cedar Ridge High School! Students in the PALS club at Cedar Ridge High School – in Round Rock, Texas – organize the “Raider Locker,” an in-school food, clothing, toiletry and school supply charity bank. These students make sure those in need of the Raider Locker feel comfortable accessing it. They keep the “locker,” actually a locked full-size room, organized and maintained. “They make sure the students don’t feel judged when in the Locker and try to help the students get through high school without worrying about the things they need that they might not be able to get,” their nomination form said.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Recognize them as an American Graduate Champion! American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.