Incoming Student Trustees 2022-2023

Limestone Learning Foundation
Incoming Student Trustees 2022-2023
Posted on 03/31/2022
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Student Trustees for the 2022-2023 school year were recently elected by their peers through InterSchool Council.

The Limestone District School Board has established three positions for Student Trustees to provide for the interests of students within its school system. One Student Trustee is elected to represent urban students, one Student Trustee is elected to represent rural students, and one Student Trustee is elected to represent Indigenous students to ensure accurate representation for all secondary students in the board. 

The Student Trustee position allows students in Grades 11 or 12 to provide greater insight into student activities, programs and needs. This important role also encourages more student voice in the district’s governance activities, and a greater awareness and understanding of mutual issues between and among the Board, school staff and students.

Welcome, to the 2022-2023 Student Trustees:

  • Urban Trustee Mohammed Elshrief:  Mohammed is an honour role student at Frontenac Secondary School. He is actively involved in his school and community through many roles, including: the Kingston Model U.N. COVID-19 Executive Team, volunteering at Artillery Park to help the elderly community and those with disabilities engage in meaningful activities, Arabic Tutor at the Kingston ISK helping children get the basics of Arabic language, an Arabic interpreter for immigrants and refugees to Kingston at KEYS Job Centre, and volunteering for the Liberal Party’s campaign in the 2019 election. As a first-generation immigrant from Egypt, he is an enthusiastic leader, focusing on helping to improve schools’ environments to make them more inclusive and welcoming to students.
  • Rural Trustee Elayna Jackson: Growing up in a rural area and attending a rural school, Elayna understands the unique challenges rural schools face and is excited to be a voice and make an impact for rural students and school communities within the Limestone District School Board. She has actively been involved in student council initiatives from her time as an elementary student at Land O’Lakes Public School, to the present day as a student at Granite Ridge Education Centre. Having worked in the customer service industry, Elayna has developed communication skills that allow her to understand various perspectives while maintaining focus on her task of advocating for rural students as a Student Trustee. She loves to play sports, including competitive softball in Napanee, and enjoys making various connections and having access to many students’ voices both within her local community and the greater Limestone District School Board Community. 
  • Indigenous Student Trustee Julia Kolosov: Julia is a student at Kingston Secondary School who is focused on using her leadership skills to further advance Indigenous culture within the school board, how it is represented, acknowledged, and respected within the school community. Playing competitive water-polo for the past ten years has allowed Julia to develop resilience, self-confidence, and leadership skills, while working with teammates and friends to accomplish the same and encouraging everyone to be creative while learning from their mistakes. Julia is excited to meet with school representatives, parent council members, and school staff to advocate for what the board’s Indigenous students need to be successful.   

The Limestone District School Board is situated on traditional territories of the Anishinaabe & Haudenosaunee.