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Posted: August 5, 2014 10:00 p.m.

School district needs 7th graders for Student Council

If any seventh graders in Newton County are looking for a way to become involved in the school system, openings in a student council are available.

Applications for Newton County School System (NCSS) Superintendent Samantha Fuhrey’s Student Advisory Council are open for seventh graders who attend any middle school in the district. The Council is comprised of seventh through 12th grade students, but there are only seven vacancies, all of which are for seventh graders.

“We asked each of our members from last school year if they wished to continue in the program, and they all stated ‘yes,’” Fuhrey said. “As a result, the only vacancies on the council were created as the seniors graduated and the remaining council members were promoted to the next grade level.”

Students wishing to apply for an open slot must complete the essay packet and return it to Sherri Davis-Viniard in the NCSS Department of Public Relations at 2109 Newton Drive in Covington by August 29.

“It is extremely important that we reach out to our students to get their input on what we are doing right and what we can improve,” Fuhrey said. “I was very impressed with the work of the Student Advisory Council last year, and I expect this year to be just as productive. I enjoy working with the students, and I look forward to meeting with them this year.”

The Student Advisory Council will meet twice during the school year with Fuhrey – on November 10, 2014 and March 26, 2015 – to discuss how decisions at the district level are affecting students throughout the county. Student members will serve as advisors and act as liaisons between the NCSS administration and the district’s students.

Applications can be found at newtoncountyschools.org.

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