Six Students Chosen to Represent Dieruff at ASD Board Meetings

Six Students Chosen to Represent Dieruff at ASD Board Meetings
Posted on 11/28/2018

At the Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Regular Board meeting (rescheduled from November 15, 2018), students from each of the three high schools were formally introduced as representatives for their school for the 2018-2019 school year. These students will join fellow ASD board members at regular board meetings, education / finance committee meetings and on the 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. Prior to the official announcement, students met for a dinner in the administration center where they met current members of the board and leadership team within the Allentown School District. 
Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent their respective high schools at the monthly school Board of Directors meetings! 

Cameron Barham, Meeting of the Whole

Cameron is a senior at Dieruff HS and a member of student government, SADD, Environment Club, Multicultural Club, and Class Council. After graduation, he plans to attend college to study bioengineering and pursue a career in tissue replication. Cameron also volunteers with the Runner’s World Festival at Steel Stacks, with the Children’s ministry at his church and the Lehigh County Humane Society. Outside of school, Cameron enjoys reading and hanging out with family /friends. He is excited to be a voice at the meetings that can advocate on behalf of Dieruff students and share opinions on topics that directly impact all ASD students.

Caroline Dwornika, Meeting of the Whole – Alternate

Caroline is a senior at Dieruff HS and is the current student council president, blood drive coordinator for the National Honor Society and captain of the DHS swim team. After graduation, she plans to attend Lehigh University for biomedical engineering. She is a volunteer with the Special Olympics and a swim coach at South Mountain and Harrison Morton Middle Schools. Outside of school, she enjoys hanging out with friends & family, watching movies and baking.

Maan Sallit, Education / Finance Committee

Maan is a senior athlete who plays volleyball and basketball. He also participates in Scholastic Scrimmage, Debate, is a member of the Student Council, Class of 2019 meets, and National Honor Society. Maan volunteers with the Special Olympics and babysits in his spare time. After graduation, he plans to attend LCCC for two years before moving to a 4-year college or university. He would like to pursue a career in education, possibly becoming an elementary or middle school teacher, or a landlord.

Haya Zakimi, Education / Finance Committee – Alternate

Haya is a junior at DHS who participates in Key Club. She enjoys the arts and spends time drawing, cooking, painting, and reading. After graduation, she plans on attending college to possibly study law. One day she would like to become a teacher at the university level.

Jaliya Beard, Human Relations Commission

Jaliya is a senior at DHS who has participated both choir and the school musical. She has been part of the cheerleading squad for two years and attends her class meetings. She tries to volunteer at a local soup kitchen at least once a month. Outside of school, she enjoys singing, dancing, hanging out with friends and drawing. After graduation, she would like to attend either Howard or East Stroudsburg University. She would like to study physical therapy in hopes of becoming an EMT or physical therapist, or a career in law to become a judge.

Dayani Rohan, Human Relations Commission – Alternate

Dayani is a junior member of the ROTC and student council at DHS. She is involved in a number of clubs including: archery, book, chess, sew what, environmental and robotics clubs. She volunteers at the Good Shepard Rehabilitation Center’s front desk. After graduating from Dieruff, she plans to study organic chemistry at either Chapman or Pepperdine University, in hopes of one day becoming an orthopedic surgeon.