WHAT IS STUDENT SENATE?
We're a group of passionate leaders from public schools across the Halton District School Board. We meet once a month to provide the student perspective on board issues and to voice the questions and concerns of Halton students. The Student Trustees relay these perspectives to the Board of Trustees to ensure that students are being represented. Each year, we also organize and run the Halton Youth Leadership Symposium, a conference for Halton students.
OUR STUDENT TRUSTEES
Ethan Ruggiero is a grade 12 student at Dr Frank J Hayden Secondary School. This is Ethan’s first term as a Student Trustee for the HDSB. Prior to being elected Student Trustee, Ethan served a term as student senator, was appointed Senate Regional Director for Burlington and served on the HDSB Indigenous Subcommittee. As Student Trustee, he eagerly anticipates working with the next generation of leaders to find innovative solutions to address the challenges students face within our board. In Ethan’s free time, you can find him leading school clubs, sitting on advisory boards, heading to the nearest jazz festival or playing trumpet. He is always accessible to connect with students on Instagram @ethanruggiero_hdsb or through email email@example.com.
Cindy Wang is a grade 12 student at Oakville Trafalgar High School and a first-term HDSB Student Trustee. Prior to being elected, Cindy served as a Secondary student senator for a year and as the Secondary representative on the Mental Health Advisory Team for a year. As a Student Trustee, she hopes to empower student voice as a means to ensure positive educational experiences for all. In her free time, you can find Cindy running school clubs, writing, finding a new TV show to cry over, or desperately saving up for a concert. She is always happy to connect with students on Instagram @cindy.hdsb or through email firstname.lastname@example.org.