Iroquois high school student elected to student senate

In this provided photo, Eshal Ali of Seaway District High School has been elected vice chairwoman of the UCDSB student senate. The vote took place Friday, Feb. 26, 2021. (UCDSB via Newswatch Group)

BROCKVILLE – A Grade 10 student from Seaway District High School in Iroquois has been elected to a leadership role with the Upper Canada District School Board’s student senate.

Eshal Ali was voted vice chairwoman of the senate during a virtual vote on Friday.

Bradford Ward, a Grade 11 student from Brockville Collegiate Institute, was elected chairman.

The student senate meets four times a year and is made up of representatives from each secondary school in the UCDSB.

Ward and Ali will also go to regular meetings of the UCDSB board of trustees and provide reports on student affairs. Their terms are from Aug. 1, 2021 to July 31, 2022.

Board chairman John McAllister says “it’s so important to have student voices at the board table” as the school board continues to deal with the pandemic.

They replace trustees Tain Hughes and Jordan Evans.

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