Internships help Gwinnett high school grads exercise political voices

Tyler Standfield, Imani Minor and Alykhan Pirani are all Gwinnett County Public Schools grads — or in Pirani’s case, a Parkview High School senior — working for and shadowing GCPS District IV School Board Member Everton Blair this summer. All three are using their positions to vocalize educational policy concerns with school board members and gain advice on how to affect change.

All three students attended June’s Gwinnett County Board of Education meeting and Standfield and Pirani made presentations during the public comment portion of Thursday’s monthly board meeting.