Pearl City Senior Named BOE Student Rep

Pearl City High School senior Danicia Honda beat out candidates from all 44 high schools in the state to become the Board of Education’s student representative for the next year.

“The BOE student member is vital in keeping student representation alive and functioning through- out the state,” said outgoing student member Angelica Wai Sam Lao.

“(The Hawaii State Student Council’s) multi-tiered selection process is designed to be both

democratic and rigorous, giving students the chance to have a say in the selection of their representative at the school level, while ensuring the ultimate selection of the most competent candidate.”

HSSC’s student selection process begins in the individual schools, then funnels to a district process, before the semifinalists finally move to a state selection.

In April the State Level Selection Committee, with representatives from HSSC, the BOE and DOE, reviewed and interviewed the district candidates and selected Honda.

Last year Honda served as secretary for the HSSC. Her school accomplishments include section leader of the PCHS marching band, math team co-captain and Leo Club vice president. She also holds a black belt in karate and varsity letters in track and field.

Her new duties with the state school board include participating in board and committee meetings and working with the BOE, DOE and HSSC to represent the 180,000 public school students throughout the state.