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3 student reps elected to Portland School Board

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3 student reps elected to Portland School Board

PORTLAND — Three new student representatives are joining the School Board after being elected by their peers earlier this month.

All three are juniors, and each represents one of the city's three high schools: Eliza D’Anieri of Casco Bay High School, Mohamed Nur of Deering High School, and Hallie Repeta, Portland High School.

Each fall, students elect their own representatives to serve one-year terms. Almost always, the students are juniors, School Department Communications Coordinator Shoshana Hoose said.

The representatives are non-voting members of the board, but they participate in board discussions and express symbolic votes, Hoose said. Student representatives can, however, participate as voting members on board committees.

D’Anieri is a cabinet member in Casco Bay High School’s student government, Hoose said.

Nur has served as his class vice president for two years, and on the President’s Council for three years.

Repeta serves on Portland High School’s Executive Board and participates in Key Club, yearbook, and peer tutoring.

The School Board's newest publicly elected members, Pious Ali and Anna Trevorrow, will be sworn in during an inauguration Dec. 3. At the same meeting, a board chairman or chairwoman will be elected.

Chairman Jamie Caron and former Chairwoman Kate Snyder are both stepping down this year.

Ben McCanna can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or bmccanna@theforecaster.net. Follow him on Twitter: @BenMcCanna.