Six JPS Scholars Selected for State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council
November 13, 2023
Arianna Brumfield J-TECHS
Eva Doss Wingfield
Shelby Hadley Murrah
Christian Magee Lanier
Shyla Smith Lanier
Charles Williams J-TECHS
The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has announced the members of the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SAC) for the 2023-2024 school year. The council includes students in grades 11-12 and their first year of college. Among the new members selected statewide are six students from JPS:
Ariana Brumfield – JPS-Tougaloo Early College High School
Eva Doss – Wingfield High School
Shelby Hadley – Murrah High School
Christian Magee – Lanier High School
Shyla Smith – Lanier High School
Charles Williams – JPS-Tougaloo Early College High School
The council consists of 67 new members, which includes 10 students who were semifinalists for the State Board of Education Junior Representative position. They will join 44 students returning to the council from the previous school year.
All students come from different backgrounds, school sizes and regions in Mississippi and will be able to share their opinions and offer advice about educational opportunities and policy in Mississippi with interim State Superintendent Dr. Ray Morgigno.
Each fall, the MDE opens applications for new members to the SAC. Students are required to write a compelling cover letter and provide answers to questions about their interest in the SAC, their accomplishments, educational concerns, and academic goals.
The council’s purpose is to provide a forum for Mississippi’s students to offer diverse perspectives to the State Superintendent of Education. The students will act as liaisons between MDE and public-school students from across the state. Council meetings will be held three times during the school year.