CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Jordan Lovejoy, who will be a senior at Wyoming East High School in Wyoming County this fall, is the latest student representative to join the West Virginia Board of Education.
“We welcome Jordan’s participation,” said state Board President Priscilla Haden. “Student representatives on the West Virginia Board of Education provide a young voice on how our decisions affect students. The program also represents our commitment to fostering civic participation among West Virginia students. Civics is so important to a well-rounded education in a Democratic society.”
The state board launched its student representative project in 2007 in an effort to promote civic awareness, garner teen input and give high school students the opportunity to see government in action. Since then, eight other students have participated. Civics also is a component of the state’s 21st century learning program, “Global21: Student deserve it. The world demands it.”