3 HCSD Students Selected for State School Superintendent Advisory Council

Three (3) students from the Hall County School District have been selected to State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ 2017-2018 Student Advisory Council. James Bennett and Kevin Rochester, eighth graders at North Hall Middle, have been selected as member of the Middle School Advisory Council and Noah Merck, a senior at Chestatee High, has been selected for the High School Council. Details of the selection below:


State School Superintendent Richard Woods selects 2017-2018 Student Advisory Council​

State School Superintendent Richard Woods has selected 142 Georgia students to serve on his 2017-2018 Student Advisory Council. Throughout the school year, these middle and high school students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies in the classroom. Members of the Student Advisory Council will also discuss other issues related to education, serve as the Superintendent’s ambassadors to their respective schools, and participate in service projects to benefit schools and students.

“Every year, it is so valuable to hear directly from students through my Student Advisory Council,” Superintendent Woods said. “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. I’m so grateful for every student who took the time to apply and share their thoughts.”

Members were selected from a pool of more than 1,500 students who applied to serve on the council. Students were chosen based on the strength of their essay answers, which focused on their ideas for public education as well as their community service experience. The students selected attend public schools all over the state.

Meetings of the Student Advisory Council will be held October 3, January 16, and April 10 for middle school students and October 4, January 17, and April 11 for high school students. Details will be sent via email to selected students.