Changing of the guard for Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board student trustees

Incoming student trustee Grace Bowry of Holy Cross Secondary School takes her
Oath of Office at the Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019 Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board meeting. Submitted photo.


The meeting of the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board (ALCDSB) on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019 was one that held a special moment for two area high school students.

David DeSantis, Director of Education for the ALCDSB with incoming student trustee Grace Bowry. Submitted photo.

That’s because it was the last board meeting as student trustee for Andrea Brown, who is currently completing her final year at Regiopolis-Notre Dame Catholic High School, and the first board meeting for new student trustee Grace Bowry.


Bowry will be entering grade 12 at Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School this fall. In the role of Student Trustee, Bowry will act as the head of student senate. She will take on the responsibility to inform the senate of issues affecting students across the board, to gather student opinions in order to fulfill her job as their representative, and to allow each school council to share their events and ideas with each other.


“The Student Trustee makes a significant contribution to the school board, representing all elementary and secondary students in the system,” ALCDSB said in a press release on Thursday, Jun. 20, 2019.

“The Student Trustee attends monthly Committee and Board Meetings and other commitments throughout the school year. The Student Trustee is also part of the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association, which is the voice of students across Ontario.”

The board also bid farewell to the outgoing student trustee, Andrea Brown, who will be attending Dalhousie University in the fall to study Science and International Development. On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Board Chair Terry Shea presented Andrea with a token of appreciation.

Chair of the Board, Terry Shea, presents outgoing student trustee Andrea Brown with a plaque marking her term on the student senate at the ALCDSB meeting on Tuesday, Jun. 18, 2019. Submitted photo.

In her time as student trustee, Brown represented 11,000 students across the entire ALCDS.

Outgoing ALCDSB student trustee Andrea Brown with incoming student trustee for the 2019-2020 school year, Grace Bowry. Submitted photo.

Congratulations to both young women, and best wishes for the next school year ahead!

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