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The High School Senior Who Ran for Pearland School Board — and Won

(Above: As a high school senior, Mike Floyd was elected to the Pearland ISD Board of Trustees in the May 2017 election. Photo: Michael Hagerty | Houston Public Media)In the May election, teenager Mike Floyd won a seat on the Pearland ISD’s Board of Trustees. At the time, he was a senior about to graduate. […]

Mike Floyd - Pearland School Board - MHagerty(Above: As a high school senior, Mike Floyd was elected to the Pearland ISD Board of Trustees in the May 2017 election. Photo: Michael Hagerty | Houston Public Media)

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In the May election, teenager Mike Floyd won a seat on the Pearland ISD's Board of Trustees. At the time, he was a senior about to graduate. So, before he graduated, he spent around three weeks as both a student and a school board member, simultaneously.

Michael Hagerty talked with Floyd about why he ran and what he hopes to accomplish in this role achieved at such a young age.