ACS names members of superintendent’s advisory council

Alabaster School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers, center,recently named members of his advisory council composed of students from each Alabaster school. (File)

Alabaster School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers, center,recently named members of his advisory council composed of students from each Alabaster school. (File)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

ALABASTER – Twenty seven Alabaster students will have a direct impact on the future of the city’s school system after Alabaster School Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers named the members of his student advisory council on Oct. 15.

Throughout September, the city’s schools collected applications from students interested in serving on Alabaster’s first superintendent’s advisory council. Vickers and school system staff members then looked over the applications and selected the 27 students to serve on the board, which will be recognized in November.

The Alabaster Board of Education will hold a reception beginning at 5:30 p.m. for the students before its Nov. 10 meeting at Alabaster City Hall. The students will then be recognized during the board meeting, which will begin at 6 p.m.

The students selected for the council will hold regular meetings with Vickers, and will “serve as advisors to (Vickers’) decision-making process,” according to information distributed to the students at each school.

Vickers, who came to Alabaster in 2013 from the Saraland School System, said he has formed student advisory councils in the past, and said it allowed him to keep the students’ thoughts in mind while planning the systems’ futures.

Vickers selected seven students from Thompson High School, six from Thompson Intermediate School, five from Thompson Middle School and three each from Thompson Sixth Grade Center, Meadow View Elementary School and Creek View Elementary School.

The following students were selected from the following schools:

 

THS

Morgan Carter

Brianna DeWilde

Gretchen Moore

Riley Haught

Jacob Heiner

Garrett Herring

Ryan Nichols

 

TIS

Gracia Roper

Jack Ferrell

Lauren Hopkins

Madelyn Owens

Laura Fell

Jeffery Tubbs

 

TMS

Shadrick Byrd

Jovany Rivera Herrera

Sydney Dunaway

Carson Hobbs

Diego Gomez

 

CVES

Mia Sanders

Alex Pigan

Jordan Edwards

 

MVES

Ashlyn Gamble

Hailey Owens

Mark Barnett

 

TSGC

Anay Gonzalez

Erin Brown

Will Lawyer