Juniors Gavin Wilson and Olivia Hotze serve as student advisers to the WGSD Board of Education.
They attend board meetings twice a month and are asked to share their opinions on issues as a representative of the student body. Both students are passionate about creating change and bettering the community.
“I wanted to be a student advisor to kind of broaden my horizons on the issues in the community and just different ways that we can help as students in the community of Webster,” Wilson said.
“Just so I could represent the student body and make Webster the best that it can be,” Hotze said about why she wanted to be a student adviser.
The application process for this position had multiple steps. First, applicants were asked to write an essay on why they thought they would be a good fit for this position, and from those essays, they were selected for an interview with members of the board.
Wilson attended a board meeting earlier this school year.
“The very first meeting, they talked about the new, it was like an anti-racism policy, like a zero-tolerance policy, so I thought that was really cool,” Wilson said.
Hotze attended a meeting on Sept. 9.
“They were talking about making sure that students, that we monitor students’ academics, but also their mental health and personal well-being, which I thought was really good, and we’re looking to just find ways to make sure that’s done,” Hotze said.
Both students are very busy outside of school, as well.
“In my free time, I play a lot of basketball, I’m hoping to play for a team this year, and I want to run track this year,” Wilson said
“In my free time, I like to just hang out with family and friends,” Hotze said. Hotze is also a member of Interact Club, Feminist Coalition and student council.
This will be Emily Goben’s first year on ECHO staff, but she made several contributions while taking journalism class her sophomore year.