William AllenHigh School

Six Students Chosen to Represent William Allen HS at ASD Board Meetings

Six Students Chosen to Represent William Allen HS at ASD Board Meetings
Posted on 12/03/2018
At the Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Regular Board meeting (rescheduled from November 15, 2018), students from each of the three high schools were formally introduced as representatives for their school for the 2018-2019 school year. These students will join fellow ASD board members at regular board meetings, education/finance committee meetings and on the Human Relations Commission committee meetings. Student representatives are asked to provide updates on positive things taking place in their schools or upcoming events that are important to the school culture and climate. Prior to the official announcement, students met for a dinner in the administration center where they met current members of the board and leadership team within the Allentown School District. 

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent their respective high schools at the monthly school Board of Directors meetings! 

John Carlos Santana, Meeting of the Whole 
John is a current sophomore at WAHS and a member of the Gay Straight Alliance, Health Careers Club and Canaries for Life. Volunteer activities include the Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention, GSA Representative, Upward Bound Liaison, Orientation & Student Interview, and serving meals at a local soup kitchen. Outside of school, he enjoys reading, watching television and spending time with friends and family. After graduation, John plans to study to be a doctor at either Harvard or John Hopkins University. John is most excited to be able to share the positive things happening at Allen HS with the board and the community. 
Walaa Jaber, Meeting of the Whole – Alternate 
Walaa is an WAHS junior who enjoys reading, drawing and playing tennis.  After graduation in 2020, she plans to attend a four-year school to study science.  Walaa participates in a variety of clubs and activities including Student Government Association, Anti-Bullying Club, Canaries for Life, Volunteers in Motion, Mu Alpha Theta (mathematics honor society), Health Careers Club, HOLA Science Club, National Honor Society and German Honor Society.

David Estrada, Education / Finance Committee 
David is a junior at Allen High School who is heavily involved in the arts at the school. He participates in a variety of clubs and activities including: Dance, Chorale, SGA, Canaries For Life, SADD, MAO, Drama Club, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Odyssey of the Mind, and Media Memories. 

Briana Garmon, Education / Finance Committee – Alternate 
Briana is a senior at WAHS who participates in Upward Bound. She enjoys volunteering with the youth ministry at Life Church (City Campus) and serves as the activity coordinator there. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking and photography. After graduation, she plans to attend Penn State Lehigh Valley to study psychology. After obtaining her first degree, she hopes to attend graduate school for clinical therapy so that she can one day open her own clinical therapy practice. 

Alaa Jaber, Human Relations Commission 
Alaa is a 12th grade student who plans on attending a four-year college to study for optometry.  When not in school, Alaa enjoys reading and playing soccer. Alaa is very involved in activities at William Allen including: Anti-Bullying Club, Canaries for Life, Spanish Honor Society, Key Club, Mu Alpha Theta, (mathematics honor society), National Honor Society, SADD, Scholastic Scrimmage, Student Government Association, Volunteers in Motion, and the William Allen Construction Company

Loretta Washington, Human Relations Commission – Alternate 
Loretta is a senior at WAHS who hopes of attending the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD after graduation. She is very academically focused, but is also involved in a number of clubs and activities at Allen. She is a member of National Honor Society, German Honor Society, SADD, Swimming, and Field Hockey. Loretta is also the Executive Officer and Color Guard Commander for the schools NJROTC program.