State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced that 74 Oklahoma high school students have been named to her 2019 Student Advisory Council, the fourth consecutive year the group has been convened to assist Hofmeister and the Oklahoma State Department of Education(OSDE) in matters of policy.
One of the 74, includes Coyle High School’s Kobie Sloan-Sumrall.
“These are among Oklahoma’s best and brightest high school leaders, and we look forward to learning more about the student perspective on matters of school policy,” said Hofmeister. “Working with these outstanding young people is a highlight of every spring, and their input on topics as diverse as bullying, career readiness and school funding has been instrumental to our state-level decision-making.”
Kobie, a junior, and the other students, nominated by their district superintendents, hail from across Oklahoma and represent rural, urban and suburban schools of all sizes. Nineteen are returning members who have served on the council in previous years.
“Super proud of Kobie to represent Coyle Schools at the State Capitol,” Coyle Superintendent Josh Sumrall said.
The first meeting of Superintendent Hofmeister’s Student Advisory Council is scheduled for Jan. 31, 2019, in the Blue Room of the Oklahoma State Capitol.
“We are excited to usher in a new class of our Student Advisory Council,” said Hofmeister. “The commitment to civic engagement among these students is exemplary and ensures that our state’s leadership will be in excellent hands in the years and decades to come.”