A Cherokee County School District student has been named to the State School Superintendent’s 2021-22 Student Advisory Council!
Cherokee High School junior Weston Olds is among the 66 high school students from across the state selected for the prestigious role. They were chosen by State School Superintendent Richard Woods from more than 1,000 applications statewide based on their answers to essay questions about improving public education.
They will meet with Superintendent Woods throughout the school year to talk about the impact of state policies in the classroom.
“Year after year, my Student Advisory Council is an invaluable resource as I make decisions that impact students across the state,” Superintendent Woods said. “Getting to know these students and seeking their feedback and perspectives allows all of us at the Georgia Department of Education to make the best possible policy choices.”
An outstanding student, Weston is a member of National Honor Society, National English Honor Society, Beta Club service organization and Ultimate Frisbee Club, and earned the Superintendent’s Key Scholar recognition.
The Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent of Schools will recognize Weston at the School Board’s October meeting.
“I’m very proud of Weston for achieving this honor and know he will represent his school and our School District with distinction,” CCSD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brian V. Hightower said. “I look forward to speaking with Weston about his new role and how we can continue to improve our School District.”