South Whidbey High School junior Erin Brewer was sworn into her position as student representative for the South Whidbey School Board on Wednesday night.
“I’m really excited, overwhelmed almost,” Brewer said.
She interviewed for the position this past spring after being the lone applicant. Wednesday night’s meeting at South Whidbey Elementary School was her first as student representative.
“I thought it sounded like something that would look great on college applications,” Brewer said. “
Brewer’s primary responsibility is to act as a liaison for students and report on the happenings of South Whidbey High School, including Associated Student Body and sports news. Additionally, she’ll keep the board informed on how the student body is reacting to the addition of grades 7-8 on the campus, following Langley Middle School’s closure.
Brewer, who is also a cheerleader for the Falcons, made her first report about the transition on Wednesday night.
“I think it’s been great honestly,” Brewer told the board. “It seems normal. It doesn’t seem like a bunch more students, but it’s obvious that there are more. But, I just had learned that we were originally (class) 3A and it’s kind of a large high school.”
Brewer said her only problem with the change is that the final transition period for seventh and eighth graders occurs during her fourth period chemistry class. She said other students have also noted the noise factor.
“They’re just a little loud, so it’s kind of hard to focus for like five minutes,” Brewer said.