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Smith named SBE junior representative

Long Beach High School sophomore Jared Smith has been named as a semifinalist for the 2022-23 Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) junior representative position. As a semifinalist, Smith automatically becomes a member of the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council for the 2022-23 school year.

The SBE student representative program includes one high school junior and one high school senior who serve as non-voting SBE members and provide input on policy decisions that affect Mississippi public schools. The current SBE junior representative is Micah Hill of Laurel High School, and she will serve as the senior representative in 2022-23.

The SBE received thirty-five applications for the 2022-23 SBE junior representative position, and twelve were chosen as semifinalists. The School Performance and Accountability Subcommittee of the SBE will conduct semifinalist interviews in April and name up to four finalists for interviews with the SBE. The appointment of the junior representative will be made at an SBE meeting June 15.

Student representatives are responsible for attending monthly SBE meetings and any standing committees or subcommittees to which they are assigned. Student representatives are excused from school to attend SBE meetings as official school business.

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