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Meet the Student Representatives to the School Board

Every year, seniors and juniors from both Dieruff and William Allen join the School Board as Student Representatives. It provides a hands-on learning experience on how the District and Board of Directors work to serve the students and community. This year’s Student Representatives include:
Board Representative
Saly Nehmeh – senior at Dieruff. Saly is class vice president and a member of the National Honor Society and the Dieruff Girls Volleyball team. She is a volunteer with Special Olympics and works at the local Giant. Saly hopes to attend Lehigh University where she intends to major in Science.
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Alternative Board Representative
Giana Jarrah – junior at Dieruff. Giana is involved in Student Council, SAC Council, Class of 2018 Council, and a member of Dieruff’s Girls Volleyball team. She actively volunteers at Camelot for Children. Although two years away, Giana’s goal is to attend Lehigh University where she hopes to continue to play volleyball and possibly focus her studies on Bio-Engineering.
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Education/Finance Committee Representative
Yohaneska Cruz – senior at Dieruff. Yohaneska is currently a member of Student Council and is a past member of Latino Leadership. She is very active in her community, volunteering at her church, Good Shepherd, Fe Foundation, and St. Luke’s Career Linking. Yohaneska plans to attend DeSales University where she will student Biology and Pre-Med.
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Alternate Education/Finance Committee Representative
Prescious Correa – senior at Dieruff. Prescious is involved in the school’s Theatre Department (and earned a 2016 Freddy Award), the Allentown Police Department Dieruff Student Panel, and Class of 2017 organizations. She volunteers in Community Cleans and the Allentown Salvation Army. Prescious is leaving her future options open, but they include possibly attending DeSales University where she plans to major in Theatre Arts; taking advantage of a possible university scholarship to attend; or heading directly to New York to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology.
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Human Relations Commission Representative
Stefan Quinoes – junior at Dieruff. He is class treasurer, a member of Student Council, and a member of the Teen Docent Program at the Allentown Arts Museum. In addition, Stefan is on Allen’s Debate Team, Scholastic Scrimmage, National Honor Society, and Chess Club. He volunteers at Camelot for Children, Lions Club, the Center for Vision Loss, and the Red Cross. He does plan to go on to college, possibly Temple University, and wants to study Pre-Law.
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Alternative Human Relations Commission Representative
Kaily Rockshead – senior at Dieruff. She is a member of National Honor Society, National German Honor Society, Dieruff’s Girls’ Softball Team, Dieruff Girls’ Volleyball Team, Student Athlete Citizenship Council, and the Class of 2017 Spirit Club. She volunteers her free time to teach younger students to play softball. Kaily hopes to attend Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she will set on a path in Medicine to become a neurosurgeon.
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Board Representative
Nicole Rafiee – senior at William Allen. Nicole is actively involved in the school’s Drama Club, Student Forum, PTSA, and CAMP. She volunteers at the Color Run and Student Forum activities. Nicole plans to attend Temple University and is considering a Pre-Med track.
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Alternative Board Representative
Anthony Richards – senior at William Allen. Anthony is President of Allen’s Mu Alpha Theta Chapter, and a member of National Honor Society, Theatre Department and the Chorale. He has participated in William Allen Chorale’s community service trip.  Upon graduation, Anthony plans to attend the University of Southern California and double major in Creative Writing and another English/Communications field.
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Alternate Education/Finance Committee Representative
Ian Michaels – senior at William Allen. Ian is a member of the school’s National Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta Chapter, Student Forum, class treasurer, and is on Allen’s Baseball team. He participates in club volunteer activities and works part-time. Although narrowing down choices, Ian plans to attend college and earn a degree in Finance.
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Human Relations Commission Representative
Katherine Vasquez – senior at William Allen. Katherine is on National Honor Society, the Allen Girls’ Field Hockey Team, and a member of PPL’s Engineering Explorer Program. She is actively involved in her church and church youth group. Katherine is planning to attend Messiah College to pursue a degree in both Electrical and Computer Engineering.
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Alternative Human Relations Commission Representatives
Raul Siejo – senior at William Allen. Raul is on the Debate Team, Key Club, Drama Club, Odyssey of the Mind and Allen’s SADD Chapter. He enjoys spending time playing volleyball, reading and cooking. Raul plans to go on to a four-year college where he hopes to major in Political Science.
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Jasmilca Del Cid – senior at William Allen.
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Education/Finance Committee Representative
Keiry Pichardo Ramirez – senior at William Allen. Kiery is the vice president of the school’s Latino Leadership Club. She volunteers at the Children’s Festival at Jordan Park and enjoys playing volleyball. Kiery is reviewing college options and will focus her academics in the Communications/Media field.