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Governor seeks student applicants for State Board

Governor Jim Douglas is seeking a motivated high school student to fill an upcoming vacancy on the State Board of Education. The State Board of Education, which supervises and manages the Vermont Department of Education and the public school system, consists of eight adult and two student members appointed by the governor. Student members are appointed to two-year terms. Im looking for young Vermonters who are excited about the opportunity to be a voice for students across the state and who want to identify new and innovative ways to strengthen our education system, including a renewed emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics curricula, the Governor said. Governor Douglas said qualified applicants would have a diverse student resume demonstrating motivation and maturity that sets them apart from their peers. Were looking for a student who will bring a wide range of personal experiences to the table and who has demonstrated the ability to have a positive impact in their endeavors, the Governor added. Jessica Bullock, appointed by Douglas in 2006, will become the ranking student on the board with full voting responsibility, replacing outgoing member Mathew Francis of Hinesburg. Interested students can download an application at: http://www.vermont.gov/governor/boards/vermont-boards.shtml. The deadline for applications to be returned is Wednesday, May 16.

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