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ASD Names 2019-20 Student Representatives to School Board

ASD Names 2019-20 Student Representatives to School Board
Posted on 11/22/2019

At the Thursday, November 21 regular board meeting, students from each of ASD’s three high schools were formally introduced as representatives to the board from their respective schools. 

These students will join fellow ASD board members at regular board meetings, education/finance committee meetings and on the Human Relations Commission committee meetings. Student representatives are asked to provide updates on positive things taking place in their schools or upcoming events that are important to the school culture and climate. Prior to the official announcement, students met for a dinner in the administration center where they mingled with current members of the board and leadership team within the Allentown School District. 

ASD’s board members expressed gratitude towards the students who will be sharing their voice with the public. Students who applied for this role were interviewed by administrators and members of the board earlier this month.

The evening also marked the final board meeting for Elizabeth Martinez, Ce-Ce Gerlach, and Robert E. Smith Jr. The Allentown School District would like to thank them for their dedication and years of service to the students and staff. 

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent Building 21 at the monthly School Board of Directors meetings! 

Regular Board Meeting of the Whole 
Kyle Davis - Kyle is a current senior at Building 21. During his high school career, he played for the Allen Football team. Recently, he was accepted to East Stroudsburg University where he plans to major in Business Management. Kyle enjoys rapping and Jersey-style dancing. He recently learned crochet in order to donate hats to those in need.

Nicholaz Cruz (Alternate) - Nicholas is a senior at Building 21 who is very active in his school and church community. He is a Youth Leader within the church and a member of the Building 21 student government and student ambassador program. He plans to attend Kutztown University after graduation and major in political science with the hopes of becoming a defense attorney. 

Education/ Finance Committee Meetings
Michelle Wilson - Michelle is a senior at Building 21 high school and founder of the schools Gay Straight Alliance, and member of the National Honor Society. Outside of school she works for Valley Youth House and volunteers at HOPE Community Church. After graduation, she would like to attend John Hopkins University to study neuroscience. 

Jael Moll – Alternate - Jael is a sophomore at Building 21 who focuses mainly on her academics. She is part of Upward Bound at ESU and would like to become a paramedic after graduation. Last summer she took part in the SLIME (Spotted Lanternfly Investigated through Mathematical and Environmental sciences) program at Muhlenberg College. 

Human Relations Commission  
Zander Douglas - Zander Douglas is a senior at Building 21, he is attending Kutztown University for his social work degree. He hopes to come back and help the community that he grew up in. He enjoys reading and watercolor painting.

Mason Claherty - Alternate 
Mason is currently a junior at Building21. He is a part of the Superintendent’s Advisory Counsel, Government, and Gay Straight Alliance. Mason’s hobbies outside of school are photography and writing. After graduation, he plans to study Criminology to become a Detective or an Attorney. Mason’s dream school is to attend Penn State University.