Local teen named to advisory council

Tue, 10/30/2007 - 3:14pm
By: The Citizen

More than 50 students from high schools across Georgia have been named members of the state superintendent's Student Advisory Council, and Fayette County resident Olivia Tucker is among them.

The Student Advisory Council had its first meeting on Monday, October 15 at Georgia Gwinnett College – the first of four Student Advisory Council meetings held this school year.

“I look forward to meeting with this diverse group of students from every corner and section of Georgia,” said State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox. “Over the past four years, the Student Advisory Council has played an important role in guiding how state policy is created and implemented.”

Since taking office in 2003, Cox has annually chosen about 50 students to be members of her Student Advisory Council. The council members provide input on how state policies are being implemented at the local school level and advise the superintendent on issues that are important to students and communities.

This year, more than 550 students from 118 school districts applied to be on the advisory council by filling out an application that included three essay questions. There were 53 students chosen, each from a different school district around the state.

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