FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 13, 2016
Media Relations Specialist
Minneapolis Board of Education announces Shaadia Munye as new Student Representative
MINNEAPOLIS – The Minneapolis Board of Education has announced Patrick Henry High School sophomore Shaadia Munye will serve as the next Student Representative. She will officially join the Board in February.
Munye previously attended Anne Sullivan Elementary School and Northeast Middle School. She has been heavily involved in student leadership as a member of the Black Student Union and a member of the Pilot 30 program. Munye boasts excellent grades, and her academic interests include both math and English classes. Outside of school, she enjoys playing sports such as volleyball, spending time with her six siblings, and helping others through the Horizons Youth Program. Henry Principal Yusuf Abdullah describes her as “a very smart, energetic young lady that wants to see positive change happen to her school and community.”
Last year was the first time a student was named as a nonvoting member of the Minneapolis Board of Education. The Student Representative provides an important perspective and gives voice to those at the heart of the district’s work: MPS students. At the completion of her service, Munye will receive up to a $5,000 scholarship to recognize her dedication and commitment to MPS.