Two Cherokee County high school students have been chosen by the state school superintendent to serve as his advisers this school year.
Georgia School Superintendent Richard Woods selects students from around the state to serve on his Student Advisory Council. This year Creekview High School sophomore Kylie Buchanan and Woodstock High School junior Fawzan Khan are among the 64 high school and middle school students from across the state that Woods selected.
“Now more than ever, it is essential that I receive feedback directly from students on their educational experience,” Woods said. “My Student Advisory Council has been an invaluable part of my decision-making process for the last six years, and I am looking forward to meeting with the 2020-21 Council soon.”
Student Advisory Council members were chosen from more than 1,400 applications based on their answers to essay questions about improving public education. They will meet with Woods throughout the school year, beginning with a virtual meeting next month, to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom.
“I’m grateful to them both for their willingness to represent their schools and our school district at the state level, and so proud of them for achieving this honor,” Cherokee County schools Superintendent Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “I plan on meeting with them soon to hear their feedback on how to improve our school district and know they will serve our community and our state well in their new role.”