Westminster junior selected for Arne Duncan's education roundtable

Westminster High School junior Jeremy Price will be traveling to Washington Friday as one of 11 student leaders in the Mid-Atlantic regionselected to participate in a roundtable discussion with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.

The roundtable, part of Duncan's Student Voices Series, is intended to engage students in discussions around areas of interest for the Department of Education, while at the same time using their perspective to help increase connections between Education Department policies and student needs.

Price was selected because of his involvement with the Carroll County Student Government Association and the Maryland Association of Student Councils.

Part of the discussion Friday will center around President Barack Obama's plan to measure college performance through a new ratings system so students and families have the information to select schools that provide the best value, according to a Carroll County Public Schools news release.

Jeffrey Alisauckas, Supervisor of Teacher and Leadership Development for the school system, called Price's selection "a wonderful opportunity."

"We are proud of Jeremy's accomplishments and thrilled that he is able to have this valuable experience," Alisauckas said in a statement.

The roundtable begins at 2 p.m. at the Education Department headquarters.

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