MENOMONEE FALLS (10/22/15) — Menomonee Falls High School junior Signe Mattson has been named the student school board member for the 2015-2016 school year.
Mattson is replacing senior Isabelle Abbott who served during the 2014-2015 school year. As a student school board member Mattson will attend all regular school board meetings and offer her insight and thoughts as a student but will not be able to vote on issues as she was not elected by the general public.
“We’re going to look to her for comments for what she as a student thinks of some of the things that we’re doing,” said Faith VanderHorst, board president. “She’s invited to all of our committee meetings unless they are closed session and she will also be a host when we have our site visits.”
At the high school, Mattson participates in yearbook, student council, forensics, teen court and track and field. She’s enrolled in four advanced placement courses, her favorite of which is government and psychology, and plans on going to a four-year college. “Overall, my goals for my future path are to make a lasting, positive impact on the world and to be happy doing it,” Mattson said.
She said that she wanted to be a student member of the school board because, “I believe I would be a good representative of all students. Last year as a sophomore I was voted as one of our class advisers and the ability to make a difference was a great experience.” Board members offered their welcome at the Oct. 12 meeting.
“We’re glad to have you,” said board member Scott Ternes.