Chattooga High School student Angelia Walker has been named to the 2015-16 State Student Advisory Council by Superintendent Richard Woods. Representing Chattooga County Schools, Walker was the only student from Chattooga County named to the Student Advisory Council, and one of only 110 students from around the state. Bartow County had two students named to the council, along with one student from Floyd County. No other area students were chosen. Council members were selected from a pool of more than 1,500 student applications. Students answered essay questions, which were focused on their personal ideas for public education and their own educational experience. Charter, virtual, and traditional public school students were among those selected from each RESA district in Georgia. “It was refreshing and valuable to hear feedback from these students, as well as their ideas for education in Georgia,” Superintendent Woods said. “This is a great group of students with smart, varied ideas for the future of our educational system. I look forward to working with them and I’d like to thank every student who took the time to apply and share his or her thoughts.” According to the Department of Education, meetings of the Student Advisory Council will be held on September 28, November 9 and March 28 for middle school students, and October 1, November 12 and March 31 for high school students at the Georgia Department of Education’s offices in Atlanta. The council will also hold two virtual meetings. Details have been sent via email to selected students.

Angel is not only an outstanding student in the classroom, she is the Captain of the Flag Corp and a member of the Tennis team. Angel told All On Georgia she felt “very honored to have been selected to the Student Advisory Council.” Angel plans to attend UGA after graduation.

CHS Band Director Gene Greer told All On Georgia, “Angel is a wonderful student and a tremendous asset to our band and school. Her talent and determination to excel in all endeavors truly make her a special young lady.”

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