A Nolensville High School student will serve as the Tennessee School Boards Association (TSBA) Student Congress On Policies in Education (SCOPE) First Vice President.
NHS junior Rishi Pillai was elected by student delegates and will take his position as the 2020 SCOPE First Vice President next year.
More than 300 high school students from around the state gathered in Murfreesboro March 5 for the SCOPE Conference. SCOPE is designed to give students a voice in terms of public education issues and to involve young people in finding solutions to the topics that are discussed.
Those who attended this year’s conference participated in mock school board sessions where they assumed the roles of school board members, school officials, parents, students and concerned citizens. Student representatives also took part in full-scale debates about current education issues like high school graduation requirements, zero-tolerance offenses and changes to the valedictorian and salutatorian honors.