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ALCDSB Welcomes New Student Trustee

April 29, 2019

​incoming and outgoing student trustee


The Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is pleased to welcome the incoming Student Trustee for the 2019/2020 school year. Grace Vella Bowry (pictured left) of Holy Cross Catholic Secondary 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 29, 2019 after their senate meeting at the Board Office.

 In the role of Student Trustee, Grace 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 Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School, Grace is in Grade 11 and is an active member of many extracurricular activities in and out of school including musical productions, badminton, soccer,  band and volunteering her time on the Jamaican Mission Trip and at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.

Andrea Brown (pictured right) is serving as the Student Trustee for the 2018/2019 school year. She is currently completing her final year at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School and will be heading to Dalhousie University in the fall to study Science and International Development.

Grace will be officially sworn in as the Student Trustee for the 2019/2020 school year at the June 18, 2018 Board Meeting.


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