Litvachuk Appointed to Student Board Representative Position
From left to right: Student Board Member Thinalyn Ramier, Board Vice President Jessica Aws, Board Director Nicole Tesch, Student Board Member-elect Maggie Litvachuk, Board President Lynn Goebel, Board Director Bob Hallahan, and Student Board Member Josiah Villano
The Oak Harbor School Board appointed high school sophomore Margarita “Maggie” Litvachuk as its newest student representative at their Monday, May 8, meeting. Litvachuk will fill the junior student representative position in September, following the graduation of current high school senior representative Thinalyn Ramier and the transition of student representative Josiah Villano to the senior student representative position next school year.
Student board members vote on issues as advisory only, but they participate in critical conversations about school business and provide student perspective and insight.
“Student voice to me is the opinions of the students and I think it represents how they feel they are supported by their schools. I think I would elevate the voices of all of the students in the district by visiting different schools, not just Oak Harbor High School, and getting their opinions.”
Litvachuk is a musician, avid writer, tennis player, and member of several clubs, including the National Honors Society. She is also an NJROTC cadet with more than 15 hours of community service.
“This is my first year in public school, and I’ve been seeing things that could be improved and things that I like very much about the public school system,” said Litvachuk, a previous HomeConnection student. “I care about the quality of the schools here.”
Litvachuk was one of 6 finalists out of 11 applicants for the position. After returning from Executive Session, the school board expressed how impressed they were with all of the finalists and invited them to participate in Oak Harbor Public Schools’ strategic planning process next year.
We thank finalists Morgan Partridge, Sabrina Cray, Calum Mannion, Kennedy Carlson, and Eddy Perera for interviewing and look forward to future discussions with them.