Ga. Department of Education names Student Advisory Council members | Schools
(WXIA) -- State School Superintendent Richard Woods has named the 64 young Georgians who make up his 2015 Student Advisory Council.
The council is composed of middle and high school students who meet periodically throughout the school year to discuss the impact of state politics in the classroom.
More than 1,000 students statewide applied to join the council. The members were chosen on a series of essays that focused on public education.
"It is essential, as we work to develop child-focused, classroom-centered policies, to hear directly from students," Woods said. "These students feel the impact of our decisions every day and, if we're going to improve their educational experience, we have to bring them to the table."
The Student Advisory Council will meet Feb. 27, Mar. 11 and Apr. 28 at the Georgia Department of Education office in Atlanta.
Several members are from metro Atlanta, including:
Kerrigan Ellington, Apalachee High School
Danielle Zhanje, South Central Middle School
Anastasia Dunn, Central High School
Temi Adekunie, River Ridge High School
Elizabeth Hughes, Booth Middle School
Allison Fine, Lassiter High School
Alexander Nichols, Lithia Springs High School
Joseph Hunter, Flat Rock Middle School
Harley Obsitnik, McIntosh High School
Taylor Carles, Pepperell Middle School
Kindle Anderson, Alpharetta High School
JoAnn Graves, Sonoraville High School
Joshua Garrison, Crews Middle School
Garrett Curbow, Heard County Middle School
Sam Hay, Eastside High School
Logan House, Newton College & Career Academy
Sarah Schlueter, Newton County Theme School
Harley Fuller, South Paulding High School
Andrew Moxley, North Paulding High School
Stephen Jordan, Pickens High School
Emily Howe, Heritage High School