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Statesboro student selected to serve on State Superintendent's Advisory Council
Posted 11/19/19

Statesboro High School StudentStatesboro High School’s Benjamin Perry, a junior, was one of 70 high school students selected from across the state to serve on State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ Student Advisory Council.  The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) received more than 1,000 applications from middle and high school students this year, and only 130 were selected to serve on the  state council. 


According to the GaDOE, the Student Advisory Council is a group of students in grades 7-12 who discuss how decisions made at the state level affect students throughout Georgia. Members meet three times throughout the school year with State Superintendent Richard Woods and are advisors who act as liaisons between GaDOE and the students of Georgia. Past student advisory councils have discussed topics like the school dropout rate, student leadership, communication/messaging, the Georgia graduation rule, testing, school climate, and career, technical, and agricultural education.


Students may apply for the advisory council at the beginning of each school year. Applications are available from their schools or the GaDOE website.  Members are chosen by a committee of state education employees based on the students’ applications.