Georgia Schools Superintendent Richard Woods has chosen 142 Georgia public school students, including several from Northwest Georgia, to serve on his 2017-2018 Student Advisory Council, according to a news release.
The students will meet with Woods during the school year to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom and other issues related to education. They will serve as the superintendent's ambassadors to their respective schools and take part in service projects.
"Every year, it is so valuable to hear directly from students through my Student Advisory Council," Woods said in the release. "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."
Those chosen to serve on the council include middle school student Michelle Cho, representing Catoosa County Schools, and high school students Daley Culberson, from Walker County Schools, and Julia Palazzolo, from Calhoun City Schools.
Members were chosen from a pool of more than 1,500 students who applied to serve on the council based on the strength of their answers to essay questions that focused on their ideas for public education and their community service experience.