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NHS Students Serving As BOE Student Representatives



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Newtown High School students Milan Chand and Hannah Jojo began serving as the new student representatives to the Board of Education at its meeting on September 17.

School board Chair Michelle Embree Ku and Superintendent of Schools Dr Lorrie Rodrigue welcomed the students at the meeting. The students will attend town school board meetings throughout the 2019-20 school year to update the board on NHS happenings.

Milan was also chosen in August to serve as a student representative on the state Board of Education, along with South Windsor student Sophia Chin.

“We welcome you to the table, and thank you so much for being here,” Ms Ku said before the students shared their first report with the Newtown Board of Education.

Milan reported the first month of school included NHS Principal Dr Kimberly Longobucco creating a “welcoming and fresh environment for everyone as we begin the new school year.” In other news, the school’s Link Crew helped transition freshmen to the school, students have begun writing college essays and using school resources to do so, and fall sports are underway.

“Students have already participated in some great learning experiences,” Hannah said, adding AP Environmental students learned about water quality by taking a field trip to the Pootatuck River.

Milan shared that school clubs have also begun meeting and “student involvement has been booming.”

“With the school abuzz by all of these exciting events and the learning taking place, we are both excited for a great senior year,” said Hannah.

NHS seniors Milan Chand, left, and Hannah Jojo are serving as student representatives to the Newtown Board of Education for the 2019-20 school year. —Bee Photo, Hallabeck
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