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ASD Names 2020-21 Student Representatives to the School Board

ASD Names 2019-20 Student Representatives to School Board
Posted on 12/03/2020

At the Thursday, November 19 regular board meeting, students from each of ASD’s three high schools were formally introduced as representatives to the board from their respective schools. 

These students will join fellow ASD board members at regular board meetings, education/finance committee meetings, and on the city’s Human Relations Commission committee meetings. Student representatives are asked to provide updates on positive things taking place in their schools or upcoming events that are important to the school culture and climate. Meetings will be virtual until further notice. 

ASD’s board members expressed gratitude towards the students who will be sharing their voice with the public. Students who applied for this role were interviewed by administrators and members of the board earlier this month.

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent their respective high schools at the monthly School Board of Directors meetings! 

Regular Board Meeting of the Whole 

William Allen High School - Elijah Albert-Stein 

Elijah Albert-Stein is a current junior who is very active in the WAHS school community. He participates in Student Government Association, Canaries for Life, Odyssey of the Mind, SADD, Drama Club & the spring musical, chorale, Student Forum, Angel 34 Student Council, and Mu Alpha Theta (Math Honor Society). He also serves as the voice of the morning announcement at WAHS! Outside of school he enjoys art history and baking. Post graduate plans include attending a four year college or culinary school. He is considering becoming a high school teacher in math or history or a college admissions counselor. 

William Allen High School (Alternate) - Kimberly Solis  

WAHS junior Kimberly Solis spends her time outside of school helping take care of her one-year old little brother. She also enjoys reading and helping others. After high school, she feels it is important to travel and see the world to learn and experience different cultures. A possible career choice for Kim would be in forensics or as a homicide detective. 

Building 21 - Messiah Crawl 

Senior Messiah Crawl has been involved in student government at Building 21 and also participated in the Art Walk Culture Fashion Show. She plans to attend Cedar Crest College to major in nursing. 

Building 21 (Alternate) - Peteya Scott 

Peteya Scott is a junior at Building 21. She has a number of hobbies in the creative arts which include animation and 3D modeling, editing and drawing. She also enjoys baking, caring for animals and music. After high school she would be interested in pursuing a career in animation or law, and eventually owning her own company. She hopes to have a big family in the future.

Dieruff High School - Jahnia Treadwell

Senior Jahnia Treadwell is a very active member of the Husky community. She is a member of the Student Council, Key Club, Class of 2021, Student Forum, National Honor Society, and Interact Club. She has volunteered with a number of organizations throughout the city including Giant Food Drive with the Allentown Rescue Mission, Kiwanis Club Applebee's Fundraiser, Volunteering at Nursing Home, Special Olympics, Feeding the Homeless Event, Puertorican Parade with the Puerto Rican Cultural Preservation Organization. Jahnia is passionate about helping others and is interested in studying psychology after graduation. 

Dieruff High School (Alternate) - Zahi Awad

Zahi is a current senior at DHS who was also a student representative to the board as a junior. He is involved in many extracurriculars including student council, National Honor Society, Multicultural Leadership Club, Scholastic Scrimmage, Key Club and Interact.  After high school, he plans to attend college to study medicine, specifically studying genetic diseases. Zahi looks forward to representing DHS and showing off Husky Pride to the ASD board. 

Education/ Finance Committee Meetings

William Allen High School - Jacob Abdul-Wahhab

Jacob Abdul-Wahhab, WAHS senior, participates in several school clubs at Allen, including Teen healthy chef, the Black Student Union, Upward Bound and Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA). He volunteers as a part of the homecoming team and enjoys working out, podcasts and reading. He enjoys working with technology and learning new things and ways to use technology. After graduation he plans to enlist in the Navy, attend college and is considering a career in law enforcement or as a computer forensics specialist.  

William Allen High School (Alternate) - Mayson Terrell  

Sophomore WAHS, Mayson Terrell was a member of the Freshman Congress last year and now serves as the Class of 2023 Class President. Mayson’s hobbies include sports, cooking and video games. Mayson plans to attend a D1 college on a football scholarship and to study marketing or business so he can own his own business in the future. He is also interested in learning more about the stock & real estate markets. 

Building 21- Clayneashia Jones

Senior Clayneashia Jones (CiCi) is part of 4H, and recently was awarded an Equity in Civics Youth Fellowship from CivXNow. At B21 she is a part of choir, Student Advisory Council, and Art Club, which organizes the schools annual Fashion Show. Even while living in the city of Allentown, she enjoys getting out and exploring nature, and has a love for animals. CiCi is considering a career as a zoologist so she can help animals, and believes she could be a powerful motivational speaker. 

Building 21 (Alternate) - Dylan Lopez

Dylan Lopez is a current 10th grade student at Building 21. He enjoys playing games and exploring the outdoors. After graduation, he hopes to go to college. 


Dieruff High School - Desteny Lancheros

Senior Desteny Lancheros returns as a representative to the board for the second year. She is a 11th-grade student,who is part of the swim team, Multicultural Leadership Club, Executive Council, Student Form, STudent Council & Interact. She has volu. She is planning a future as a pre-med or criminology major with the hopes of one day becoming a surgeon or working for the FBI. Desteny values the diversity in her school and ASD and wants to be a vocal advocate for the Latino community.                 

Dieruff High School (Alternate) - Lance Wilson 

Lance, DHS junior, is a member of the Multicultural Leadership Club, Key Club, Scholastic Scrimmage and Spanish Honor Society. He also volunteers with Student Forum. Outside of school, he enjoys gaming, listening to and writing music. After graduation, he plans to go to college and is currently undecided on a field of study, but has interests in psychiatry and law. 

Human Relations Commission  

William Allen High School - Leanny Pascual

High school junior Leanny, hails from the Dominican Republic and recently moved to PA. During her time at WAHS, she has joined the Latino Leadership Club, SADD and is a multi-sport athlete. She is a part of the swimming, volleyball, and indoor & outdoor track teams. Outside of school, she volunteers at her church. She would like to study law or human services so she can help families who immigrate to the US, especially those with children, get connected to the resources they need to be successful.

William Allen High School (Alternate) -  Arianna Caraballo

Arianna is a current sophomore at William Allen who is a member of the Class of 2023 club. Outside of school she enjoys shopping and working out. She is working hard academically as she wants to attend an Ivy League medical school or a school where she can obtain a scholarship. Arianna hopes to become a physician. 


Building 21 - Chelsea Figueroa

Chelsea, a Building 21 sophomore, joined fashion and helped organize last year’s annual fashion show, “Destination Paradise.” She enjoys studying other languages, and volunteers at her church with younger students to help them learn English. After graduation she plans to attend college, but is currently undecided on a course of study. 

Building 21 (Alternate) - Roselys Borrero

Sophomore at B21, Roselys plays basketball and enjoys reading. She has an interest in doing hair and is currently learning how to do nails. After high school, she would like to go to college, hopefully on a scholarship, and make a life for herself where she is independent, financially stable and happy life. She also wants one child.  

Dieruff High School - Vanessa Ferriolo

Sophomore field hockey player Vanessa Ferriolo is an active member of the Husky community. She participates in Scholastic Scrimmage, Class of ‘23, Key Club, Student Council, Debate, National Honor Society, Student Forum and Multicultural Clubs. She plays both the piano and ukulele, enjoys singing with her church choir, writing poetry and cooking Mediteranian sweets / foods. She plans on obtaining a doctorate from a large city university (either Temple, Drexel or the University of Pittsburgh) to become a neurologist. 

Dieruff High School (Alternate) - Kaylee Odendahl 

A Dieruff HS junior, Kaylee enjoys playing the piano and writing. In school, she is a member of Key Club, Multicultural Leadership and the Class of 2023. She sometimes volunteers with the food drives at Giant. She wants to go to a college in New York and has an interest in studying law or filmmaking.