With information from the State School Superintendent's Office-
State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge today named 50 students from around Georgia to serve on his 2013-2014 Student Advisory Council.
Courtney Cameron and Makayla Hoffman of Lowndes High School were two of the students picked from Southwest Georgia.
Cameron and Hoffman will meet with the other members three times throughout the school year to advise Superintendent Barge on how state policies are having an impact in the classroom.
The Student Advisory Council will also discuss other education-related issues and will serve as the Superintendent's ambassadors in their respective schools.
"The Student Advisory Council is a great way for me to hear directly from students in our schools and discuss major initiatives with them," Superintendent Barge said. "Having student input during the policy-making process is invaluable. The students are ultimately the ones impacted by our work, and I want them to share their ideas and concerns as we address many critical issues."
Cameron and Hoffman were two of more than 700 students applied to be a member of the Student Advisory Council and answered essay questions. Students were chosen based on the strength of their essay answers.
The first meeting of the Student Advisory Council will be held Sept. 27 at the state Department of Education offices in Atlanta.
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