Two high school juniors have been named student advisors to the district Board of Education for this school year. They are Jonathan Bass and Janya Johnson.
They alternate attending board meetings each month and share their opinions on issues as representatives of the student body. Both students are passionate about creating change and bettering the community.
Bass is passionate for equity work and social-emotional learning.
“I am incredibly driven to find solutions and experts to help bring real meaningful social-emotional learning to Webster Groves,” Bass said.
Johnson says her life experience has prepared her for this position.
“I feel as though my leadership and guidance can make it so that there's a place for everyone to come together, and feel seen as one,” Johnson said. “And as one, determine the decisions that will ultimately be affecting the way that we will act as a community."