Macy Keisler part of GSBA advisory council

Macy Keisler (back row, center), JCCHS sophomore, gathers with the other members of the Georgia School Boards Association's Youth Advisory Council at the GSBA annual conference. With the students in Dawn Bornheimer (second from right), sponsor from Cognito.

Macy Keisler (back row, center), JCCHS sophomore, gathers with the other members of the Georgia School Boards Association’s Youth Advisory Council at the GSBA annual conference. With the students in Dawn Bornheimer (second from right), sponsor from Cognito.

Advisory council members make presentation at annual conference

Congratulations to Macy Keisler, who spoke to board members, superintendents, legislators, and leaders of other educational organizations today at the 2019 Georgia School Boards Association/Georgia School Superintendents Association annual conference in Atlanta. 

Macy, a sophomore at Jackson County Comprehensive High School, is one of just eight students from across the state selected for the first-ever GSBA Youth Advisory Council.

With a theme of “Students Leading the Way, Tomorrow’s Leaders Begin Today,” the conference was held at the Renaissance Waverly Hotel in Atlanta Dec. 4-6. 

Macy Keisler (holding microphone) makes a point during the YAC panel discussion at the GSBA annual conference. The panel presentation was projected on a big screen for the conference participants.

Macy Keisler (holding microphone) makes a point during the YAC panel discussion at the GSBA annual conference. The panel presentation was projected on a big screen for the conference participants.

A panel discussion featuring the YAC members followed Gov. Brian Kemp’s presentation for the conference’s opening session.

The students meet twice a year “in real life” and four times via video conference and discuss topics like school climate/safety, technology, and social and emotional needs of today’s students, according to GSBA.

“We are very proud of the work the students have accomplished this year,” said Valarie Wilson, GSBA executive director. “We look forward to them sharing their experiences and being a supportive voice for the 1.8 million Georgia public school students.”

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