Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon has revealed its two student trustees for the 2023-24 school year.
Mariska Lamothe and Zackary Vaillancourt will take part in the board’s first meeting scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 26.
Lamothe, a Grade 12 student at École secondaire catholique Jeunesse-Nord (Blind River), will begin the second year of her term as student trustee for the District of Algoma.
She is appreciated at ÉSC Jeunesse-Nord for her involvement in the student parliament as well as through her participation in the school’s basketball, volleyball and badminton teams.
As a member of the Student Parliament, Lamothe is always helpful and shows initiative in leading a variety of school activities. In light of her leadership, Lamothe has served as captain of the ÉSC Jeunesse-Nord junior girls' volleyball team.
Zackary Vaillancourt, a Grade 12 student at École secondaire catholique l’Horizon (Val Caron), will serve as the new student trustee for the District of Sudbury for a one-year term.
Vaillancourt stands out at ÉSC l’Horizon through his leadership and involvement in the Student Parliament as well as in the school’s basketball, volleyball, soccer, cross country, badminton and athletics teams.
He contributes to the success of his school's theme days as well as the welcoming activities for Grade 9 students, sport tournaments and leadership camp.
“Our student trustees are the voice of our students and hold an important role in the promotion of French-language Catholic Education,” said Suzanne Salituri, president of the CSC Nouvelon. “They will play an important leadership role both at the board level and within our secondary schools.”
“I have full confidence that Mariska and Zackary will fulfill their duties as student representative for the Board as well as the Board’s Student Senate,” said Paul E. Henry, director of education and Secretary Treasurer for the CSC Nouvelon.
“We are proud of the fact that our students have the opportunity to develop their Catholic and Francophone leadership in their own school and their community.”