The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome the incoming Student Trustee for the 2018/2019 school year. Andrea Brown (pictured right) of Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School has been elected to represent the board's student population.
Student senate, which is comprised of student representatives from each of ALCDSB's five secondary schools voted on April 30, 2018 after their senate meeting at the Board Office. In the role of Student Trustee, Andrea will act as the head of student senate. It is her responsibility to inform the senate of issues affecting students across the board, to gather student opinions in order to fulfill her job as their representative and to allow each school council to share their events and ideas with each other.
The Student Trustee makes a significant contribution to the school board, representing all elementary and secondary students in the system. The Student Trustee attends monthly Committee and Board Meetings and other commitments throughout the school year. The Student Trustee is also part of the Ontario Student Trustees' Association, which is the voice of students across Ontario.
At Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School, Andrea is in Grade 11 and is an active member of many extracurricular activities in and out of school including dance, peer tutoring, athletics, volunteer work and events at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.
Jacqueline van Herpt (pictured left) is serving as the Student Trustee for the 2017/2018 school year. She is currently completing her final year at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School with sights set on Queen's University this fall.
Andrea Brown will be officially sworn in as the Student Trustee for the 2018/2019 school year at the June 19, 2018 Board Meeting.