The DC State Board of Education (SBOE) is pleased to announce the selection of Tatiana Robinson, a rising senior at Frank W. Ballou High School, and Marjoury Alicea, a rising senior at Capital City Public Charter School, as Student Representatives for the 2018-19 school year.
For the length of their term, the Student Representatives will join the nine elected State Board members in their policy discussions, community engagement and will bring the voice of students directly to decision makers. They will also serve as co-chairs of the Student Advisory Committee, a volunteer group of more than 30 District students from more than 16 District high schools in both DC Public Schools and the public charter sector.
Ms. Robinson is returning for her second term as Student Representative. She plays four sports, is dual-enrolled at Howard University, sits on the DCPS Student Cabinet, and takes part in Ballou’s robotics team and girls’ mentoring program. Ms. Alicea is a member of the debate team, serves as a reading mentor, and volunteers as a food justice ambassador. She is the founder and president of her school’s ACLU club.
“We welcome Tatiana and Marjoury to our Board and look forward to their contributions,” said Karen Williams, President of the State Board of Education. “Our student representatives provide tremendous perspective on how the policies we make impact students’ educational experiences in their individual schools.”
The State Board began an open application process for both the Student Representative positions and the Student Advisory Committee in May, welcoming applicants from both District public and public charter school students. The SBOE sought students who were passionate about serving their local community, as these individuals bring a vital voice to the table in the decision-making process for education policy in the District.
The Student Advisory Committee serves as the voice of students in the State Board’s work. They are consulted on issues of policy before the Board. The Student Advisory Committee meets at least once per month. Each year, the Committee sends the SBOE a report on a matter of importance to District students, providing recommended next steps.
Below is the full list of members on the 2018-19 Student Advisory Committee:
|Marjoury Alicea, co-chair||Capital City PCS||2019|
|Tatiana Robinson, co-chair||Frank W. Ballou HS||2019|
|Aaliyah Dick||Woodrow Wilson HS||2019|
|Aaron Spruill||Friendship Collegiate Academy HS||2019|
|Akhayla Reynolds||McKinley Technology HS||2019|
|Aleghzia Smith||Friendship Technology Preparatory HS||2019|
|Anna Brosowsky||DC International School||2021|
|Arnedja Evans||Duke Ellington School of the Arts||2020|
|Ayodeji Okuleye||Washington Latin Public Charter School||2019|
|Chandler Nutall||School Without Walls HS||2019|
|Daniel Rodriguez||Benjamin Banneker HS||2019|
|Diana Shea||BASIS DC||2019|
|Emma Quigg||BASIS DC||2019|
|Hannah Dunn||Woodrow Wilson HS||2019|
|Hannah Dorosin||Woodrow Wilson HS||2020|
|Henry Addison Jr.||Benjamin Banneker HS||2020|
|Imani Horton||Duke Ellington School of the Arts||2020|
|Janae Chambers||Friendship Collegiate Academy HS||2019|
|Jayna Brown||Duke Ellington School of the Arts||2019|
|Jerome Foster II||Washington Leadership Academy||2020|
|Joseph Soltani||Eastern Senior High School||2019|
|Kasai Rogers||DC International School||2020|
|Kaya Myers||Thurgood Marshall Academy||2019|
|Khiya Derricott||Washington Latin PCS||2019|
|London Hart||SEED PCS||2019|
|Maya Woods-Arthur||Washington Latin PCS||2019|
|Maya Gray||Benjamin Banneker HS||2020|
|N'yana Martin||Thurgood Marshall Academy||2019|
|Raquel Robinson||Friendship Technology Preparatory HS||2021|
|Sifan Hunde||Benjamin Banneker HS||2019|
|Siraj Carter||Columbia Heights Educational Campus (CHEC)||2020|
|Syamyia Beach||Frank W. Ballou HS||2019|
|Winston Wardlaw||DC International School||2021|
|Zachary Crouch||Benjamin Banneker HS||2019|