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GMC Dual Enrollment Students Selected to Serve on Student Advisory Council

Georgia Military College Dual Enrollment Students Chosen to Serve on
Georgia Department of Education’s Student Advisory Council

Out of more than 1,000 high school students across the state of Georgia, three Dual Enrollment students at Georgia Military College (GMC) were selected to serve on the Georgia Department of Education’s Student Advisory Council (SAC). Brenden Cabe, Ansley Evans, and Jenna Mullis are all students at Putnam County High School. Evans and Morris are working towards completing their Associates Degree at GMC, upon graduating from high school.

The State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council consists of students, in grades 7-12, who discuss how decisions made at the state level are affecting students throughout Georgia. They’ll meet with State Superintendent Woods three times during the 2019-2020 school year. They serve as advisors who act as liaisons between the Department of Education and the students of Georgia. 

Cabe says he’s looking forward to meeting with students across the state that share similar interests as he does. Upon graduating high school he plans to attend the University of Georgia, or Emory University to study business. He says being a member of the Student Advisory Council is a way for him to make a difference in public education.

“I applied to the SAC in order to be able to meet representatives from all over the state of Georgia to better help public education,” Cabe said. “I also am excited to make connections with other students like myself.”

After graduating high school, and GMC with her Associates degree, Evans plans to go on to a four-year university and become a Registered Nurse, then go back to school to become a Nurse Practitioner, and then wants to obtain a Master’s degree and specialize in Pediatrics. She says to get into one of her top choices for college, having a well-rounded resume is important, which is why she applied to be on the Student Advisory Council.

“I knew being on the SAC would be a great opportunity to not only improve my leadership skills but help give my input on the ways to improve public education throughout Georgia,” Evans said. “I want to be able to participate in things that would be able to benefit not just the schools, but also the students. I want to bring awareness to the troubles being faced in public education and come up with a plan to resolve them, while working to improve the overall atmosphere in schools and shed a light on the positives and continue that trend.”

Mullis has big plans for her future. The 17-year-old will graduate from GMC in the spring of 2020 with two Associates degrees in psychology and social work. After that, she plans to attend a university that offers a pre-professional, pre-theology track, and later wants to attend seminary at either Emory or Duke University, earning her Master of Divinity, becoming ordained in the United Methodist Church as a deacon, and eventually working as an advocate for social justice. She says being on the Student Advisory Council will help her achieve those goals.

“I’m heavily involved in extracurriculars and community organizations, and such participation is honestly my greatest hobby,” Mullis said. “It just made sense for me to apply to the Georgia Department of Education’s Student Advisory Council because I want to make a difference in the world, and it’s very special to me to be able to serve an institution that has served me so well as a student.”

Congratulations to all three students on being selected for the Student Advisory Council!