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CMS student selected to serve on state superintendent's student advisory council

Jamiya Broadus




Carson Middle School student Jamiya Broadus has been selected to serve on Georgia State Superintendent Richard Woods’ Student Advisory Council this year in Atlanta. Jamiya, an 8th grader, is one of just 130 students chosen statewide for this honor.

The State Superintendent of Schools' student advisory council is a group of students in grades 7-12 who discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia. Members meet three times throughout the school year with State Superintendent Woods and are advisors who act as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia.

Members were selected from a pool of more than 1,000 applicants who applied to serve on the council. These students were chosen based on the strength of their essay answers, which focused on their ideas for public education as well as their community service experience.

Jamiya said her ideas for education that she plans to present at the first meeting of the superintendent’s advisory council next month include increased opportunities for students to learn from each other, a way for students to ask questions about what they’ve learned in class after school hours, and more opportunities for hands-on learning in the classroom.

“Jamiya will be a great representative for Carson Middle School,” said CMS Assistant Principal DeAndra Lanier. “She has such a desire to make a difference for her community and her school.”

Mrs. Lanier says Jamiya personifies the first of the Seven Mindsets that CMS students have been studying this fall, which is “Dream Big,” because Jamiya is always looking for a new way to challenge herself.

A Greensboro native, Jamiya participates in the UGA Leadership Academy and marching band. Her favorite subjects are algebra, Spanish, and band.