Kemptville Ontario — The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario is pleased to announce that Terron James, a grade 12 student at Notre Dame Catholic High School in Carleton Place, has been elected as the next Catholic Student Trustee for the CDSBEO. Ms. James will be assuming the role from current Catholic Student Trustee, Sean Fry, a student at St. Mary CHS, in Brockville.
After being elected at the student senate meeting on April 26, Ms. James remarked, “I am ecstatic to have been elected Catholic Student Trustee for the upcoming school year. I look forward to working with the members of the Student Senate, and the Board, to discover what we can accomplish.”
Director of Education, Wm. J. Gartland commented on the election results, “I am very pleased to welcome Ms. James, in her new role. In her work with the Student Senate, it is apparent that Terron is very proud of our Board, and the work being done by our students in our Catholic school communities.”
Current Catholic Student Trustee, Sean Fry, observed, “having worked with Terron throughout the year, through her involvement with the Student Senate, I am confident that she will do a fantastic job as Catholic Student Trustee. Her leadership skills, strong commitment to faith, and cordial personality will ensure that the student’s voice is heard.”
In her new role, Ms. James represents the more than 13,000 students across the Board. She will lead the Student Senate, which is made up of representatives from all CDSBEO secondary schools. The Senate discusses student issues, gathers student opinion, and helps to develop communications with all students across the CDSBEO. It also provides a means for student council leaders and senators to gain leadership skills.
Ms. James will assume her new role in August, when she is officially sworn in at the inaugural Board meeting for the 2013-14 school year.