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Lambert student to advise school chief
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Forsyth County News

A Lambert High School student is among the 50 students who will serve on the 2013-14 Student Advisory Council to the Georgia State School Superintendent’s office.

As members of the council, Asher Thompson will meet three times during the school year to advise Superintendent John Barge on how state policies are having an impact in the classroom.

The council will also talk about education-related issues and serve as ambassadors for the superintendent in their schools.

Lambert Principal Gary Davison described Thompson as “an outstanding young man” who “represents all students well and will serve Forsyth County in an exceptional manner.”

 “His ability to communicate, know students’ concerns, and share those concerns will amaze everyone at the state level,” Davison said. “I would rank him as one of the most outstanding communicators at the high school level I have ever known.”

According to Barge, the council allows him to “hear directly from students in our schools and discuss major initiatives with them.”

"Having student input during the policy-making process is invaluable,” he said. :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.”

More than 700 students applied to be a member of the Student Advisory Council. They were chosen based on the strength of their essays.