Two Forsyth County students were recently named part of State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ student advisory council, which accepted 142 middle and high schoolers this year.
Otwell Middle School eighth-grader Mary Beth Lowe and Lambert High School senior Remington Youngblood were selected as members of the council, which meets with Woods several times a year.
The council is intended to provide feedback on the impact of state policies in the classroom and members also discuss other issues related to education, serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools and participate in service projects to benefit schools and students.
“Every year, it is so valuable to hear directly from students through my Student Advisory Council,” Woods said. “In the past, we have made direct changes based on student feedback, and I look forward to working with these 142 students who I know will make an impact.
“I’m so grateful for every student who took the time to apply and share their thoughts.”
This year’s 142 students – 67 middle schoolers and 75 high schoolers – were selected from a pool of more than 1,500 students who applied to serve on the council.
They 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.
Meetings will be held Oct. 3-4, Jan. 16-17 and April 10-11.
For a complete list of student selections, visit gadoe.org.