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MDE announces members of State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council for 2023-2024

group photo of the 2023-2024 Student Advisory Council
The 2023-2024 Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council, pictured left to right: Charlie Frugè, Mennah Ibrahim, Zeyad Ibrahim, and Alex Ritchie.

Oxford, Mississippi (October 10, 2023) — Four Oxford High School students were selected to serve on the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. The council includes students in grades 11-12 to serve as members for a term of two school years.

The students will act as liaisons between MDE and fellow public school students throughout the state.Each student will have the opportunity to share their opinions and offer advice about policies and educational opportunities with the interim State Superintendent of Education, Dr. Ray Morgigno.

Each fall, the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) opens applications for new members to the SAC. To apply, students are required to write a compelling cover letter and answer questions about their interest in the SAC, accomplishments, educational concerns, and academic goals.

Of this year’s 111 members, 67 are new inductees to the council, with 44 returning from the previous year. Among those members, students Charlie Frugè, Mennah Ibrahim, Zeyad Ibrahim, and Alex Ritchie will represent Oxford School District.

Lauren Jones