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CHS student Lowry to serve on State Student Advisory Council

Carrollton High School senior Allison Lowry has been selected to serve on the prestigious State School Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council this year, one of only 69 high school students chosen statewide for the honor.

Carrollton High School senior Allison Lowry is among 69 Georgia high school students selected to serve on state School Superintendent Richard Woods’ 2023-2024 Student Advisory Council.

“We are so proud of Allison’s recognition,” said CHS Principal Ian Lyle. “She is a wonderful young lady and is very deserving. I am looking forward to learning about her contributions to public education through this opportunity.”

Allison and the rest of the SAC members will engage in regular meetings with the superintendent throughout the academic year. These discussions will focus on the influence of state policies in classrooms. Additionally, SAC members will address various education-related concerns, act as ambassadors representing the superintendent in their schools, and actively participate in service projects aimed at benefiting schools and students.

Allison has been actively engaged at CHS, serving on the student council since 2021 and being a member of both the National Honor Society and the National Spanish Honor Society. Additionally, she is the president of the environmental club and is part of several other extracurricular activities at CHS.

“Diversity is one of the most essential contributions towards a school’s success and prosperity,” said Allison in her application essay. “While most of the schools within the state of Georgia provide courses such as advanced placement and honors that are classified as ‘gifted,’ the diversity within schools is less likely evident within those particular courses. As a member of the SAC, I would love to combat these challenges by bringing concern about this concept to other knowledgeable students who are aspiring problem solvers.”

The SAC comprises students from all regions of Georgia, including rural, suburban, and urban schools, ensuring diverse representation from every Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) region. The Georgia Department of Education selects members based on the strength of their essay answers.

“Georgia’s public schools exist to serve students, and it is absolutely essential that we receive feedback directly from those directly affected by statewide policies,” Superintendent Woods said. “Every year, my Student Advisory Council is an incredibly valuable resource for me and for my colleagues at the Georgia Department of Education as we make decisions that will directly impact the classroom. The students selected for this year’s Council are a prestigious group representing schools across the state, and I look forward to working with them to expand educational opportunities for all of Georgia’s children.”

The first 2023-2024 Student Advisory Council meeting will be held at the Georgia Department of Education’s offices next month.

“I appreciate the effort of Allison to take time to be a part of a much bigger picture,” said Dr. Mark Albertus, Carrollton City Schools superintendent. “The understanding she will gain and the input she will provide at the state level will benefit us all as this impact trickles down to local schools.”