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
Evan Taylor is a Grade 11 student at Milton District Highschool. Evan serves as the Golden Horseshoe Representative for the Ontario Student Trustees' Association meaning he represents the Student Trustees in the Golden Horseshoe region. Evan is a student athlete who plays soccer, basketball, and is an avid runner. Evan also has a little brother at Sam Sherratt Public School. He is looking forward to working with all of the senators this year to help make the HDSB a better place to learn and grow.
Vandy Widyalankara is a Grade 11 student at White Oaks Secondary School. Vandy serves as Co-Chair of the Advocacy Working Group for the Ontario Student Trustees' Association (OSTA). Prior to being elected Student Trustee, Vandy served as an Elementary student senator for 1 year and as a Secondary student senator for 2 years. She is very passionate about empowering students and encourages students to get involved within their school community. In her free time, Vandy enjoys binging Netflix shows and creative writing. She is always happy to connect with students @vandyhdsb on Instagram or through email firstname.lastname@example.org.