Ramier Selected As Student Representative
The Oak Harbor School Board announced the appointment of high school sophomore Thinalyn Ramier to fill student representative Shaquan Gallagher’s seat Monday, June. 14.
Thinalyn was one of four finalists selected to interview for the position in front of the School Board. During her interview, Thinalyn spoke about her experiences in high school taking AP courses, participating in student leadership opportunities, and joining NJROTC. These opportunities led Thinalyn to apply for the Student Representative position as she looks for additional venus to impact her community.
"Being blessed with the opportunity to stand in the position of student representative, and acting and voicing for all of the students in our district is such an honor," Thinalyn said. "I feel that many students don’t believe they have a voice when it comes to decision-making. As a student leader, I’ve attended many trainings to help ensure that I am reaching and communicating with student bodies to help further represent many areas in our district."
An active member in the community, Thinalyn spends time as a member of the Garry Oak Society, helps with the non-profit Food In Heaven, is a youth group instructor and is American Red Cross AED and CPR certified. She remains busy at Oak Harbor High School serving on the ASB Cabinet and has participated in school sports like basketball, volleyball, and most recently swim.
The student school board position does not have any voting privileges, but Thinalyn will join fellow OHHS student River Clark to provide the School Board a student perspective and insight.
Three other outstanding students participated in the interview process, Monday night. Congratulations to Kyle Huang, Paige Fortin and Alex Merrill on being selected as finalists.
Thinalyn will be sworn in at a Board meeting in September.