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Georgia superintendent seeking students for advisory council
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Middle and high school students looking to boost their resume for college and help represent the needs of their peers at the state level can apply to serve on a council with the stop educational figure in Georgia.

State School Superintendent Richard Woods is filling his annual Student Advisory Council this fall with teens and pre-teens who will “discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom, along with other issues related to education, and will serve as the superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools.”

“The Students Advisory Council is an absolutely invaluable resource for the Georgia Department of Education Team as we make decisions that impact students and classrooms,” Woods said. “Nothing can replace the opportunity to hear directly from students about their experience in Georgia’s public schools and what we can improve.”

Forsyth County Schools has a history of having students be selected to the group. Last year, two Lambert High School students and one Vickery Creek Middle School student were chosen among 108 across Georgia.

Applicants must be enrolled in a Georgia public middle or high school for the 2017-18 school year.

To apply, students can go to gadoe.org. They must send applications by Sept. 1 at 5 p.m. to students@doe.k12.ga.us.

Selected students will be contacted via email. All students can also check the state department’s website under “News & Announcements” on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. to see if they are chosen.

Middle school students will meet on Oct. 3, Jan. 7 and April 10.

High school students on the council will meet on Oct. 4, Jan. 18 and April 11.