Mercedes ISD students attended the Migrants in Action Youth Conference on February 4, 2016. Students from Mercedes High School, Mercedes Academic Academy and Mercedes Early College received the opportunity to meet Coach Jimmie White, and Danny and David Diaz, the men behind the inspirational movie, McFarland, USA. Students also heard messages about discipline, motivation and how to write effective college essays using their own life stories. Several Mercedes GEAR UP students were interviewed by KRGV’s Letty Garza. The segment will air on Channel 5 News.