Apply now to serve on 2019-20 GSPA Student Advisory Board

Energetic and engaged students interested in expanding their leadership skills, bringing a new vision and shaping GSPA are invited to apply for the 2019-20 Student Advisory Board.

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Applications Due Aug. 23

Applications are available online here. In addition to filling out the form, please email your resume and a cover letter to with the subject line "2019-20 Student Advisory Board Application."

The cover letter should be 200-400 words. It should briefly explain your interest in the board, describe your vision for the role a student advisory board can play with the Georgia Scholastic Press Association and list ideas to improve GSPA.

The student board will consist of one/two representatives from each of the following regions: Region 1 North- Dade County to Richmond County, Region 2 Central- Harris County to McIntosh County, Region 3 South -Stewart County to Charlton County. The selected students will be also representatives of different publication types: newspaper/newsmagazine, online website, yearbook, literary/creative magazine or broadcast.

Additional criteria:

  • The board is open to Georgia high school juniors or seniors connected with the publications or productions of their representative schools.

  • The students' publications or productions should hold current Georgia Scholastic Press Association membership.

  • Terms will last the academic year through May 2020.

  • Duties include assisting at the Fall Conference on Sept. 19, 2019, at The Classic Center presenting awards at the Spring Awards on April 13, 2019, at The Georgia Center, attending virtual board meetings, and generally serving as ambassadors to promote GSPA.

  • A former GSPA Student Advisory Board member may reapply for consideration for a second term, but those opportunities are limited.