HOCO Student Chose for State Advisory Board | Schools
HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Houston County High School student Alexander Pegues has been selected to serve on the State Superintendent of Schools’ Student Advisory Council. Superintendent Dr. John Barge named 50 students from across the state to his 2012-2013 Student Advisory Council.
More than 750 students from 121 districts applied to be a member of the Student Advisory Council by filling out an application and answering an essay question. Students were chosen based on essay answers and involvement in their school and community.
"It was very difficult to choose the members of the Student Advisory Council because there were so many great applications," Superintendent Barge said. "I’m excited about working with this group of students because I know they will be prepared to share their ideas to make education work for all students.”
As members of the council, the students will meet twice throughout the school year to advise the State Superintendent on how state policies are impacting the classroom. The Student Advisory Council will also discuss other education-related issues and will serve as the Superintendent's ambassadors in their respective schools. The first meeting was held Nov. 28, 2012, at the Georgia Department of Education in Atlanta.
Superintendent Barge commented, "The Student Advisory Council allows me to hear directly from students in our schools and discuss major initiatives with them. The Council also gives students the opportunity to share with me their ideas and concerns, which we can use to shape future state policies.”
Houston County High School is located at 920 Highway 96 in Warner Robins. Dr. Michelle Masters serves as principal.