Halton District School Board welcomes two new Oakville Student Trustees for 2014-15 year

Jovan Sahi and Sophie Schneider assume duties in September

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Halton District School Board welcomes two new Oakville Student Trustees for 2014-15 year

The Halton District School Board is pleased to welcome secondary school students Jovan Sahi and Sophie Schneider as the Board’s Student Trustees for the 2014-15 school year.

Sahi is a Grade 10 student at Iroquois Ridge High School and Schneider is a Grade 10 student at Abbey Park High School. They will be replacing current Student Trustees Zoha Khan and Allison Zheng.

“I am extremely honoured and humbled by the prestigious opportunity to serve the students of the Halton District School Board,” says Sahi. “I have always been passionate about representing student voice and I can’t wait to continue this important work in the coming year. I look forward to working with Sophie and the amazingly talented team of Student Senators.”

“It is an immense privilege to be elected as Student Trustee, and to be given the opportunity to represent the diverse voices of students in our Board,” says Schneider. “I am excited to listen to the students and to be a prominent vehicle of change for them. I look forward to the challenges and accomplishments ahead.”

“The Trustees of the Halton District School Board congratulate Sophie and Jovan on their new roles as Student Trustees and look forward to working with them,” says Kelly Amos, Chair of the Halton District School Board.~“Their awareness of issues within the Board and their focus on student voice will be an asset at the Board table.~The skills and experience they bring to this position will ensure Halton District School Board students are well represented.”

The Halton District School Board recognizes the importance of a ‘student voice’ in the Board’s decision-making process and is committed to providing that opportunity through the appointment of Student Trustees to the Board of Trustees.

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