LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – Pottsgrove School District high school senior Lily Guerrette, who spent the past two years as one of two student representatives to the Pottsgrove school board, ended her service in that capacity Tuesday (May 9, 2023).
“Thank you for this opportunity,” she told board members. “I was really happy to be a voice for all of Pottsgrove students, and to be here and get to know all of you too,” Guerrette added. Prompted by a question from board President Al Leach, she also offered a suggestion to the next person selected to represent the student body at the same table with the district’s elected officials.
“I would say to really get involved, and to reach out to not just your grade but all the students here. Make sure you could be a voice for them, not just with the student body but here,” as she motioned toward board members, “where I could talk about … what’s really important” to students at all levels.
Guerrette’s timely advice came as Pottsgrove administrators are accepting applications from eligible 10th graders to fill the opening left by her departure.
Fellow student rep, junior Emily Wallace-Sutton, during the 2023-2024 academic year will begin her second term and follow Guerrette as the board’s senior student. Those interested in becoming Wallace-Sutton’s successor as a junior must submit their written applications by Wednesday (May 17).
After graduation in June, Guerrette said she is headed to Wesleyan University in Middletown CT to major in environmental studies. Superintendent Dr. David Finnerty, who joked that Guerrette was his “first hire,” said college represented “the opening of a huge and wonderful new door for you. We’re proud of you, and wish you very well.”
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