Donnie Pulliam was recently selected to the Georgia Superintendent of Schools’ Student Advisory Council.
More than 700 students applied, but 50 were chosen. The council discusses education issues and the students serve as the superintendent's ambassadors in their schools. The council meets two times during the school year to advise the superintendent on how state policies affect students and their classrooms.
On Nov. 28, Pulliam met with Superintendent Dr. John Barge in Atlanta. The council discussed various topics: virtual teaching, dropout rate, school climate, the Georgia graduation rule and student leadership.
Barge said, “The Student Advisory Council allows me to hear directly from students in our schools and discuss major ideas and concerns, which we can use to shape future state policies.”
Pulliam is a senior and honor student at Liberty County High School. He was recently named “most likely to succeed” by his peers. After graduation, he plans to attend Howard University or Mercer College and major in pre-med or pre-law.
He is the son of James Payno and Monica Robertson-Payno of Midway.