Danielle Herrick is the 10th student representative to the Pioneer Board of Education.
Danielle, a senior, succeeds Kelsey Matuszak, who served that role in 2018-2019. She was approved at the Sept. 3 regular meeting of the board.
The student representative position was created in 2009-10. Students earn a half-credit for their time on the Board of Education, and can also use the experience on college applications and resumes as an example of community service.
Student representatives are nominated by faculty, and their applications are reviewed by administrators. They are required to attend one board meeting a month during their tenure. They are asked to give a report at each meeting they attend, and present a final report at year’s end.
Danielle is the daughter of Louise and William Herrick of Bliss. She said, "I feel I am very qualified to hold this position because I have a lot of experience with formal meetings, and some with board meetings as well. I am also a member of the Pioneer FFA Parliamentary Procedures team, so I have a very good understanding of the way a meeting should be run and how to properly conduct business."
Danielle has been a Wyoming County Dairy Princess, is secretary of National Honor Society, is president of FFA, is a member of the soccer and softball teams, and is one of the top academic performers in the Class of 2021. She is also treasurer of Pioneer's student government.
Danielle said she plans to attend college to become an agricultural lawyer.
On her appointment to the board, Danielle said "I believe I would bring a unique perspective, because I am very active within the school and I associate with many different groups of students. I also think that my extracurricular knowledge would be a good asset to the board because it has made me well-rounded and more personable. I have also had the opportunity to make a lot of connections that could be beneficial to the board as well as the school."
The next meeting of the Pioneer Board of Education is Sept. 17.