Nearly 70 students across Mississippi have been selected to become members of the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) for the 2023-24 school year.
The council — which introduced 67 new members on Monday — includes students in grades 11-12, as well as those in their first year of college.
The inductees will join 44 students returning to the council from the previous year, with 10 of the new members being semifinalists for the State Board of Education Junior Representative position.
Each fall, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) opens applications for new members to the SAC. Students are required to write a compelling cover letter and provide answers to questions about their interest in the SAC, their accomplishments, educational concerns, and academic goals.
The students will act as liaisons between MDE and public school students located throughout the state during three council meetings held during the school year.
All council members are able to share their opinions and offer advice about educational opportunities and policy within the Magnolia State with Dr. Ray Morgigno, interim state superintendent of education.
Click here to see the complete list of students included on the council.