Ocean City High School junior, Nora Faverzani, has been named State Board of Education Representative for 2018. After attending many meetings, an interview with all members of the outgoing New Jersey Association of Student Councils (NJASC) Executive Board, and giving a speech at the Winter Convention, Faverzani was elected.
“I am so thankful for my family, friends, school, advisor, and most importantly, the students of New Jersey for supporting me on this journey,” said Nora. “I intend to passionately represent the needs of our students while addressing pressing issues in our schools. I am thrilled to begin working with my fellow Executive Board members, and look forward to an amazing year!”
On top of being State Board of Education Representative, Nora is currently serving as the 2017-18 Ocean City High School Student Council President. She has previously served as Class of 2019 Vice President and OCHS Student Council Corresponding Secretary. As a Junior at OCHS, she is also a member of National Honors Society, Key Club, Math Club, and Latin Club, as well as a manager for the baseball team. Outside of school, she volunteers as a youth leader for St. Damien’s Parish Ocean City Youth Ministry and works seasonally for The City of Ocean City Community Services Department.
“This school year is turning out to be quite a year for our school district,” stated Superintedent Dr. Kathleen Taylor. “Having the State Teacher of the Year, the State Superintendent of the Year and now Nora being named State Board of Education Representative I couldn’t be happier for the School District of Ocean City. I like to think that our paths had been destined to cross since the beginning when Nora started kindergarten and I started my career as a Superintendent in the same year. Nora is an engaging, thoughtful, smart student leader, who has worked tirelessly to build a school environment in which all students feel included in their day-to-day school activities. As the State Student Representative on the New Jersey State School Board of Education, Nora will ensure that the voices of all students across this great state will be included, heard, and valued. Knowing Nora, she will endeavor to make sure that these voices have a positive impact on shaping education policies aimed at improving the learning experiences for all students. Nora will be an outstanding Student Representative from Ocean City and for New Jersey. I’m so very proud of her.”
As appointed representative, Faverzani will be the voice of the students of New Jersey as a non-voting member of the State Board of Education at their monthly meetings. She will report to the NJASC Executive Board concerning the activities of the State Board of Education.