Bobbi Owens, a junior at Thomas County Central High School and daughter of John and Vonda Owens, was named by State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge as one of 50 students from around Georgia to serve on his 2012-2013 Student Advisory Council.
As a member of the council, she will meet two times during the school year to discuss how state policies are having an impact in the classroom. The Student Advisory Council members will also discuss other education-related issues and will serve as the superintendent's ambassadors in their respective schools.
"The Student Advisory Council allows me to hear directly from students in our schools and discuss major initiatives with them," Barge said. "The council also gives students the opportunity to share with me their ideas and concerns, which we can use to shape future state policies."
More than 750 students from 121 districts applied to be a member of the Student Advisory Council and answered essay questions. Students were See Sunday's edition for more details.