Two MCHS students attend State School Board Student Congress

Two Moore County High School students, Trae Moorehead (left) and Sayan Patel (right) recently attended the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Student Congress on Policies in Education at Belmont University. (Photo Provided)

NASHVILLE — Two student from Moore County High School students joined over 260 of their high school peers in Nashville on March 5 to express their views on public education in the state at the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Student Congress on Policies in Education (SCOPE). The event took place on the Belmont University campus.

Attending from MCHS were Trae Moorehead and Sayan Patel. Trae is the the son of Moore County Director of Schools Chad Moorehead.

Now in its 41st year, SCOPE is designed to give students a voice where public education issues are concerned and to involve young people in finding solutions to topics that affect their educational lives. Attendees participated in mock school board sessions, where they assumed the roles of school board members, school officials, parents, students and concerned citizens. School board members and superintendents led the sessions.

Students then chose speakers to represent each of their 16 small groups who went on to take part in full-scale debates on current education issues like in-school internships, AI in education, a four-day school week, in-school cell phone usage and other topics. •

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