Student Representatives to the State Board of Education (SBE)

Empowering student voice in educational policy

Each year the Association of Washington Student Leaders (AWSL) Executive Committee elects a student representative to serve their junior and senior years of high school on the State Board of Education (SBE). The student representatives not only listen and observe, but also provide meaningful input on issues regarding educational policy in Washington State. In this capacity the representatives are also members of the AWSL Student Steering Committee.

Selection of representatives alternates between Eastern and Western Washington to ensure that both sides of the state are equally represented. In even-numbered years the representative is selected from Eastern Washington. In odd-numbered years the representative is selected from Western Washington.

2017-2018 Student Representatives to the State Board of Education

  • Joseph Hofman - Junior - Western Washington, Cascade High School, Everett, WA
  • Lindsey Salinas - Senior - Eastern Washington, Wellpinit High School, Wellpinit, WA

2016-2017 Student Representatives to the State Board of Education

  • Lindsey Salinas - Junior - Eastern Washington, Wellpinit High School, Wellpinit, WA
  • Baxter Hershman - Senior - Western Washington, Gig Harbor High School, Gig Harbor, WA

2015-2016 Student Representatives to the State Board of Education

  • Baxter Hershman - Junior - Western Washington, Gig Harbor High School, Gig Harbor, WA
  • Madaleine Osmun - Senior - Eastern Washington, Mount Spokane High School, Spokane, WA

2014-2015 Student Representatives to the State Board of Education

  • Madaleine Osmun - Junior - Eastern Washington, Mount Spokane High School, Spokane, WA
  • Mara Childs - Senior - Western Washington, Shorecrest High School, Shoreline, WA