Youth Leadership Henry – State Government Day at the Capitol

Youth Leadership Henry
Photo credit: Youth Leadership Henry

Youth Leadership Henry is a program sponsored by the Henry County Chamber of Commerce that identifies and develops emerging leaders and gives them an environment in which they learn and grow. These students meet regularly throughout the year to learn about the needs of Henry County from local leaders, professionals, and teachers in their community.

On Tuesday, February 5th, these young leaders visited my colleagues and me at the Capitol building. We had the pleasure of showing students around the Capitol and speaking to them about what we do as lawmakers to meet the needs of our communities. Talking with these students was very encouraging, and they seemed to enjoy getting an up-close look of local government. I enjoyed seeing young people who are interested in being aware of the issues of their community and wanting to do something about it. They are setting a terrific example to their peers and showing them that they don’t have to wait until after school to begin taking the initiative to solve problems.

If you are interested in your student applying for this program in the fall, Visit the Youth Leadership Henry website. Take a look at their Facebook page as well to see some photos of their excursions.

Youth Leadership Henry
Photo Credit: Youth Leadership Henry

The General Assembly is currently working through the 4th week of the 2019 legislative session. As we begin to pass even more pieces of legislation, I encourage you to reach out to me with any opinions or questions you may have.

How to Reach Me:

Help me serve you better by informing me of the needs you see in your community. I encourage you to reach out to me with questions, comments, and concerns about legislation we are working on throughout this session. You are also welcome to visit me at the Capitol.

Capitol Address
601-C Coverdell Legislative Office Bldg.
18 Capitol Square SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
404.656.0254 – Office
District Address
P.O. Box 1162
McDonough, GA 30253

Two Henry County Students Chosen to Serve on State Superintendent Advisory Council

Andrea Augustine from Eagle’s Landing High and Kelsey Snell from Union Grove Middle

Have you heard the terrific news? Some of our very own students have been chosen to be on State School Superintendent Richard Woods’ very prestigious Student Advisory Council. What an honor to have 2 of the 110 students on the council from Henry County.

In an application pool of over 1,200 entries, seventh grader Kelsey Snell from Union Grove Middle and high school junior Andrea Augustine from Eagles Landing High School surpassed the competition with their answers to essay questions concerning ideas for public education and improving their own education. Kelsey and Andrea were chosen to be a part of the advisory council that meets to discuss different issues that affect them and their classmates with Superintendent Woods. Not only will they have the opportunity to impact big decisions, but also they will be ambassadors for thesuperintendentat their schools. It is an honor for both of these ladies to be able to learn and interact with something of such a big scale.

“We are proud to have great representatives from Henry County Schools serving in such an important capacity with State School Superintendent Woods,” said Henry County Schools Superintendent Rodney Bowler to Henry Daily Herald. Superintendent Bowler continues by saying, “Having young people involved in the process of influencing decisions that directly impact them is a great learning tool and opportunity to be role models to their peers. This is one way to build solid relationships between our district and the state department of education while engaged in relevant work.”

Continue to make an impact on Henry County students by volunteering and setting a good example. By doing this, we will continue to see our students achieve!

Source: Henry Daily Herald