Student selected to state advisory group
Pepperell Middle eighth-grader selected to state advisory council
Posted on 02/06/2015
Taylor Carles, an eighth-grader at Pepperell Middle School, has been named to serve on the 2015 Student Advisory Council of State School Superintendent Richard Woods.  Carles is one of 64 Georgia students selected to participate in the group that will provide a student focus to policy decisions on education at the state level.

Carles and the other students will meet with Superintendent Woods to discuss the impact of state policies on students in the classroom and other issues related to education.  The teens will also serve as the superintendent's ambassadors to their respective schools and communities.  Meetings of the Student Advisory Council will be held on February 27, March 11, and April 28 of this school year.

Carles was selected from a pool of over 1000 students who applied to serve on the council.  Students were chosen based on the strength of their essays submitted with their applications.  The essays focused on ways the student's educational experience could be improved.  

During her middle school career, Carles has been active on the soccer and volleyball teams since the sixth grade and was selected for the academic quiz bowl and math teams. She has been a member of the PMS BETA club since the 7th grade to help others in her community. Carles has also been an active member of the yearbook staff and a frequent familiar face to Pepperell students on the PMS Morning Show. As an 8th grader, Taylor serves as president of Student Council, BETA Club, and  editor-in-chief of the yearbook staff. She is also the captain of the PMS volleyball team and she has decided to take all honors classes beginning next year as a freshman in high school. 

Outside of school, Carles enjoys playing volleyball at Berry College, spending time at home, shopping with her mom, and hanging out with friends.