At the Tuesday, May 22 Standing Committee Meeting of the Lakehead District School Board, Hammarskjold High School Grade 11 student Jaimi Plater was introduced as the new Student Trustee. Jaimi replaces outgoing Student Trustee Lahama Naeem who will be graduating from Sir Winston Churchill Collegiate and Vocational Institute and attending university this September. Jaimi Plater will commence her duties as the Student Trustee on August 1, 2018.
“I am very proud to become the Student Trustee for the 2018-2019 school year,” says Jaimi Plater, incoming Lakehead District School Board Student Trustee. “I am very passionate about public education and I have been very fortunate to have a number of experiences with some exciting Ministry of Education and other education related initiatives.”
Jaimi has gained valuable experiences with school, community and provincial activities including:
- Minister’s Student Advisory Council Member
- Ontario Education Research Symposium Participant
- All-Staff Ministry Meeting Panel Participant
- International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement Conference Participant
- Model Parliament 2017 participant
- Thunder Bay–Rainy River Constituency Youth Council Member
Following secondary school, Jaimi is interested in attending University to earn a major in Political Science with a minor in French. She also aspires to attend law school to become a corporate lawyer.
The student trustee provides representation for all Lakehead Public Schools students in accordance with Ontario Legislation. The student trustee is a non-voting member and has a one year term for students in Grade 11 or 12. Students may apply for a second term.