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Students selected for Advisory Council

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2014) – Six Kentucky public high school students have been named to the Next-Generation Student Advisory Council, a group that provides input to Kentucky Commissioner of Education Terry Holliday.

educationThe following newly-selected members will serve for one year:

  • Byron Cox – 10th grade, South Floyd High School, Floyd Co.
  • Grayson Ford – 10th grade, Trigg County High School
  • Charlese Matthews – 12th grade, Western High School, Jefferson Co.
  • Kenzy Moore – 11th grade, Russell High School, Russell Ind.
  • Emily Salamanca – 11th grade, Henry Clay High School, Fayette Co.
  • Benjamin West – 11th grade, Central Hardin High School, Hardin Co.

The purpose of the council is to provide valuable feedback from Kentucky students and to engage student leaders in learning by doing. This group will meet with the commissioner and Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) staff, both in person and virtually, to discuss how decisions made at the state level affect public school students throughout Kentucky. The students also will provide feedback on critical issues that impact Kentucky public schools.

The Next-Generation Student Council is a year-long program for Kentucky public school students in grades 10-12. The council is comprised of a diverse group of students with ideas and insight into how public schools and student achievement can be improved.

The 2014-15 council will meet for the first time in Frankfort on October 29.