“Every day, I’m faced with choices that will directly affect Georgia’s kids,” Superintendent Woods said. “Because of the students who serve on this council, I’m better able to make sound, informed decisions. I deeply value their input and involvement.”
Members were selected from a pool of nearly 1,000 applicants who applied to serve on the council. Students were chosen based on the strength of their essay answers, which focused on their ideas for public education as well as their community service experience. The students selected attend public schools all over the state, in every RESA district in Georgia.
Congratulations to Jackson Hill of Valdosta Middle School and Beth-Anne Thornton of Valdosta High School. This is Miss Thornton's second selection, she also served as a middle school student in 2015-16.
Meetings of the Student Advisory Council will be held , , , and for middle school students and , , , and for high school students. Details will be sent via email to selected students.