State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox visits Campus

State Superintendent Kathy Cox met with her Student Advisory Council today which includes more than 50 high school students from across Georgia. Members of the Council had their first meeting this school year at the Georgia Gwinnett College campus.

State Superintendent Kathy Cox met with her Student Advisory Council today which includes more than 50 high school students from across Georgia. Members of the Council had their first meeting this school year at the Georgia Gwinnett College campus.

"I look forward to meeting with this diverse group of students from every corner and section of Georgia," said State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox before the meeting. "Over the past four years, the Student Advisory Council has played an important role in guiding how state policy is created and implemented."

Since taking office in 2003, Superintendent Cox has annually chosen about 50 students to be members of her Student Advisory Council. The council members provide input on how state policies are being implemented at the local school level and advise the Superintendent on issues that are important to students and communities.

This year, more than 550 students from 118 school districts applied to be on the Council by filling out an application that included three essay questions. There were 53 students chosen, each from a different school district around the state.

The 2007-2008 Student Advisory Council members are:

Ashli Allen, Elbert County
Zachary Barfield, Bibb County
Morgan Bentley, Union County
Kamna Bohra, Coweta County
John Bowden, Monroe County
Hunter Brock, Turner County
Ryan Brown, Thomasville City
Jacqueline Brumfield, Marietta City
Courtney Buck, Washington County
Josh Buttenhoff, Whitfield County
Beth Caldwell, Richmond County
Alesha Chapman, Liberty County
Synschibrian Clemons, Sumter County
Katie Comer, Carroll County
Olivia Crosby, Jeff Davis County
Colin Dublin, Terrell County
Katie Dunn, Henry County
Tre Easton, Lamar County
Kendra Edwards, Camden County
Rachael Etheridge, Dougherty County
Peyton Fanning, Rockdale County
DeVon Fitts, Effingham County
Fernando Galnares, Decatur County
Rodney Gilbert II, Spalding County
Wesley Glosson, Morgan County
John Gordon, Wilcox County
Crystal Hardy, Dublin City
Chantia Harper, Atlanta Public Schools
Ariel Houp, Cherokee County
Chancellor Hudson, Savannah-Chatham
Tia Jamieson, Stephens County
Emily Jones, Houston County
James Lambert, Hall County
Athena Lao, Clarke County
Albert Liao, Gwinnett County
Xing Lin, Candler County
Chaz Lott, Douglas County
Kara Peal, Paulding County
Thomas Poleski,Jr., Charlton County
Christopher President, Cobb County
Hannah Pressey, Emanuel County
Suzanne Reffel, Lowndes County
Carrie Rhodes, Cartersville City
Amanda Scott, Lincoln County
Arie Smith, Newton County
Nickolas Spikes, Macon County
Bianca Thurman, Murray County
Kelsey Titus, Wayne County
Chris Tripp, Lee County
Olivia Tucker, Fayette County
Katelyn Webb, Forsyth County
Christian Womack, Fulton County
Jacob Wood, Muscogee County

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