Meet School Board Student Representative Delayne Hanson

Meet School Board Student Representative Delayne Hanson
Posted on 09/22/2021
Delayne Hanson

Meet School Board Student Representative Delayne Hanson

In addition to Elma's five elected board members, one position is held by a student representative. Elma High School Junior, Delayne Hanson is the student representative for the 2021-2022 school year.

Delayne was sworn into her position at the September 8 board meeting, and after her orientation on September 17, she says she applied for the position because, "students need a voice to speak for them on issues like mental health...they need someone working behind the scenes for them". Delayne will be taking classes through the running start program at Grays Harbor College this year and plans to attend Seattle U to become a mental health counselor after graduating from Elma High School in 2023. When not in school, or serving as the representative, Delayne enjoys being with friends and family and playing with her new kitten, Ender. She says her favorite thing about being an Elma Eagle is having opportunities to be actively involved in a community with the people she cares about.

School Board Chairperson, Bernadette Bower, says, "I strongly believe the voice of the student rep is one that can be developed far past reporting on school functions. It is one that is charged with the awesome responsibility of capturing the voice of the student body, addressing the issues of the social society in which they move about daily. It is a role to develop strategies that will effectively be heard and apply action to them. The student population's mental, social, emotional and intellectual wellbeing is in the hands of the district, and what better way to hear their needs than to be informed by one of their own. The Elma School Board is very excited about the partnership we are embarking on with Delayne and the value and voice she will bring direct from the student body." We're happy to have you Delayne and look forward to seeing all the good things you accomplish!

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