Three Lexington high school students and a one from London will be featured at 9 p.m. Monday on Education Matters: Student Voices, a KET program highlighting the Prichard Committee’s Student Voice Team, which has garnered national recognition for fostering student participation in shaping their own education.
Eliza Jane Schaeffer, a senior at Henry Clay High School, has investigated how young people across Kentucky contribute to school governance and has been a leader in the team’s legislative campaigns.
Lafayette High School junior Callaway Stivers, a filmmaker, is producing a documentary on the Student Voice Team.
Sahar Zadeh, a sophomore at Dunbar High, heads the team’s efforts to educate low-income students about applying for college financial aid.
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Also participating is Michaela Bowman, a senior from North Laurel High School in London, who is helping other students at her school find their voice.
During the program, the four share their insights on a range of topics, including the role of students in school decision-making, state funding for need-based scholarships, common barriers to post-secondary success, and more.
The program also includes a video clip produced by students at Pleasure Ridge Park High School in Louisville, who are part of the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs project.