PSD WELCOMES THREE NEW STUDENT BOARD REPRESENTATIVES
The Pasco School District Board of Directors welcomes 2014-2015 School Board Student Representatives Nayeli Cervantes (CHS), Daphne Gallegos (PHS), and Adriana Mendez (Delta High School). They will be sworn in at the board meeting on July 22.
Pasco High School senior Gallegos is a straight-A student active in drama and French clubs. She will take a number of AP classes this year including AP French and AP Chemistry. She was elected president of National Honor Society, captain of the speech and debate team, and president of the drama club—a position she has held since her freshman year. Though immersed in theatre and foreign languages from a very young age, Gallegos plans to study medicine and hopes to make a difference for patients suffering from autoimmune disorders—a decision inspired by her mother’s own health struggles. After graduation, she hopes to attend Reed College or the University of Portland.
Gallegos is the daughter of Bernardo and Claudia Gallegos. She attended Angelou and McGee elementary schools and McLoughlin Middle School. Her older sister, Eury Gallegos, also served as a student board representative in 2010-2011. Gallegos is on track to be a PHS valedictorian for the class of 2015.
“As a student, you get to experience the trials and tribulations of school. It’s really special to be able to bring this perspective to the board and to the decisions being made at the District level,” says Gallegos.