Hinzman, who will serve with the board during meetings in March, April and May, is a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. He holds varsity letters in cross country, track and swimming. He was among a select group of students chosen to participate in the Quest Bridge College Admission Conference at Yale University last June.
He has attended Boys State and the Governor’s Honor Academy and has been recognized for his volunteer work at United Hospital Center in Clarksburg. Hinzman is a former president of the Doddridge County Teen Court. His academic knowledge garnered him first place in the 2010 West Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair in earth and space science. He finished second in 2008 and 2009.
"We welcome Quinton's participation with the state Board of Education," said West Virginia Board President Priscilla Haden. "Student representatives provide a young voice that helps us understand how our decisions affect students and also encourages civic participation."
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--The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) are committed to ensuring all students in the state are college and career ready when they graduate from a public high school. What West Virginia students are learning in school exceeds national and international standards. Through the WVDE’s 21st century learning plan called “Global21: Students deserve it. The world demands it.,” West Virginia is seeing better student performance on the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST2); the SAT and the ACT college entrance exams; the job skills assessment called Work Keys given to career and technical education students; and in a high school graduation rate that exceeds the national average.