The student voice can be heard loud and clear in the Canyons District.
To the end of creating a direct avenue for student input, the Canyons Board of Education has empaneled a Student Advisory Council made up of representatives from all five of Canyons’ traditional high schools.
This is the fifth year a council of Canyons students has been selected to serve in this capacity.
The members of the council, who were introduced during the meeting of the Board on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, were chosen through an application process. They will meet at least six times throughout the year for leadership training, discussions with senior staff members of the District, and to give feedback to Board members on proposals that could impact students.
The 2017-2018 members of the Student Advisory Council are Alta High’s Sydney Pexton and Taylor Wood; Brighton High’s Bradley Sullivan and Sophie Yates; Corner Canyon High’s Hope Broman and Logan Orr; Hillcrest High’s Boston Iacobazzi and Sierra Metzger; and Jordan High’s Conner Tait and Gabby Marz.
Board of Education 1st Vice President Nancy Tingey welcomed the students to their advisory role. She says the Board looks forward to “sitting down and discussing the things” that are important to the students. “If you see things that we could do better,” she said, “then don’t hesitate to contact us.”
The council is facilitated by Assistant Superintendent Dr. Bob Dowdle.