Canton High School’s Andrea Tall will represent the school on the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council.
Canton High School’s Andrea Tall will represent the school on the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council.
A Canton High School junior has been selected to the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council for this academic year.

CHS eleventh grader Andrea Tall was selected as one of 83 students out of 150 to sit on the 2019-2020 inaugural State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council representing the Canton Public School District.

“Tall is excited about this distinguished honor and the opportunity to share her innovative ideas,” District Information Director Beverly Luckett said.

Tall will join students from different backgrounds, school size and regions in Mississippi in sharing their opinions and offer advice about educational opportunities and policy in Mississippi with Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education.

“I’m looking forward to hearing directly from students on issues of importance to them,” Wright said. “As our clients, we want to make sure public education provides them with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful. The council also allows students to interact with their peers from around the state and learn from one another.”

Tall has a background of service in her community and in her school.  She has served as a Girl Scout for six years, participated in the 4H Modeling Squad and volunteered at local animal shelters. 

At Canton High School she has served as an ambassador in the “ICAN, We Can” mentoring program. She is a member of the Beta Club and the CHS Recycle Club. She is also an honor roll student.

The MDE inaugural State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council includes students in grades 11 and 12 or first year of college to serve as members for a term of two school years. 

The council’s purpose is to provide a forum for Mississippi’s students to offer diverse perspectives to Wright. The selected students will act as liaisons between MDE and public school students from across the state. Council meetings will be held twice (fall and spring) during the school year.