We are excited to announce our newest student liaison to the Chillicothe Board of Education – junior Murielle Ngalle. At 16 years old, Murielle is a committed scholar who continues to seek and push herself in her curriculum while looking toward her academic future. She is a member of Chillicothe High School’s swim team, track team and the Color Guard for the Marching Cavaliers. She also serves as co-president of the CHS African American Student Association and is involved in quiz bowl, Tri-M and several of our choral groups.
Our student liaison program started in 2011 with Per Petersen serving as the first liaison. The main goal of the student BOE liaison is to be the voice of students across the district. Each month, Murielle will focus on one building and interview student leaders to understand what they need to communicate to the BOE. She will work with building administrators to identify student leaders and gauge student concerns, which she will then share with the BOE through videos and photos. Student liaison coordinator Barb Coulter says that the role has a lot of creative freedom – each past liaison has made it their own.
“I am most excited about being a voice for our student body,” said Murielle. “I love seeing the point of view of other people and helping better our community, and this role will allow me to be a voice for our student community and create change.”