Provided by Manassas City Public Schools
The School Board of the City of Manassas has selected student representatives for the 2017-2018 school year. Osbourn High School seniors Everildo (Ever) Hernandez Morales and Ethan Anderson have been appointed by the Board to represent the interests of Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) students.
Ever has attended MCPS since second grade. He said his familiarity with the students of MCPS and his participation in Osbourn’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) Student Site Team provides him the unique opportunity to help bring student concerns to the forefront of the decision making process.
Ethan said he plans to meet his new position on the Board with the same motivation, willpower and perseverance he’s shown so far in his academic career. He hopes his experience as an AVID recruitment volunteer as well as his participation in advanced placement and honors courses will show students they have a voice when it comes to their education. As a former student body congressman, he plans to increase student involvement to improve the school experience.
Each year, the school board appoints student representatives to serve in a non-voting, advisory capacity, representing the interests of MCPS students. Additionally, the position provides students the opportunity to serve their community and to gain a more thorough understanding of city and school governance and its role in creating an effective learning environment for every child in the school system. The student representative will represent all students on issues and policies that directly affect the student body by playing an active role in Board discussions.
There is an application process for interested students that requires three letters of recommendation from school administrators, teachers and peers. Student representatives serve annual terms from July 1 through June 30 of the year of their appointment.
To learn more about the Student Representative program at MCPS, please visit the School Board section of the MCPS website (mcpsva.org).