Local high school senior chosen for State Superintendent Student Advisory Council

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ala. - A Brindlee Mountain High School senior is one of just 16 students from across the state selected to serve on the 2016-2017 State Superintendent Student Advisory Council.

Meredith Mosley, 17, says she was "blown away" and humbled by her selection. She and the other members held their first meeting with State Superintendent Michael Sentance in Montgomery last Tuesday to discuss some of the top challenges facing Alabama students.

Mosley says the students, representing middle schools and high schools in all six districts, will meet with the superintendent again in January to explore possible solutions. A third meeting is expected in spring, after which Sentance will present the council's recommendations to the Alabama State Board of Education.

Other council members from North Alabama include:

  • Naman Gupta, Austin High School, Decatur City Schools
  • Laura Thigpen, Brooks High School, Lauderdale County Schools
  • Melcha Satchel Jr., Colbert County High School, Colbert County Schools
  • Richard Buchanan, Huntsville High School, Huntsville City Schools
  • Sophia White, Madison County Middle School, Madison County Schools

According to the Alabama State Department of Education, "students were selected based on their GPA, participation, and leadership in schools and letters of recommendation."

More than 400 applications were submitted.