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Newton County School Superintendent (NCSS) Samantha Fuhrey is currently accepting applications for openings on her Student Advisory Council.  The Council is comprised of seventh through twelfth-grade students, although at this time, there are currently only seven, seventh-grade vacancies.

“We asked each of our members from last school year if they wished to continue in the program and they all stated, ‘yes,’” said Fuhrey. “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.”

Seventh-graders wishing to apply for an open slot should complete the essay packet and return it to Ms. Sherri Davis-Viniard in the Newton County School System Department of Public Relations by August 29, 2014. The address is 2109 Newton Drive NE, Covington, Georgia, 30014. Only seven seventh-graders will be selected to participate.

“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,” said Fuhrey. “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 Superintendent Fuhrey—on November 10, 2014 and March 26, 2015—to discuss how decisions made at the district level are affecting students throughout the county. Student members will serve as advisors and act as liaisons between the Newton County School System administration and the students of NCSS.

7th Graders click here to download application.