Three students from Clarksdale High School were named to the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council Monday.
The council includes students in grades 11-12 or first year of college to serve as members for a term of two school years.
Local students chosen for the honor include:
• Myranda Coleman, Clarksdale High School.
• Jada Mitchell, Clarks-dale High School.
• Lydia Noah, Clarksdale High School.
More than 300 students from across the state applied for membership on the council and 163 were selected. They will join the more than 70 students who were selected in 2019.
Students from different backgrounds, school size and regions in Mississippi will be able to share their opinions and offer advice about educational opportunities and policy in Mississippi with Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education.
“I thoroughly enjoyed meeting with such smart, insightful students last year,” Wright said. “The council also allows students, who wouldn’t normally have the chance to interact, to talk with peers in different areas of our state.”
Council meetings will be held twice (fall and spring) during the school year.