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Superintendent's Student Advisory

The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Team is a group of EHS students who share feedback, experiences, and perspectives on district practices, educational programming, and school culture to help share conversations to improve the overall school experience. These students meet regularly with the Superintendent and participate in ambassadorial events within their school, the district, and the community. 

Meet the 2023-24 Superintendent's Student Advisory Team










Jacob McKey, President
My name is Jacob McKey and I am a senior at Edwardsville High School. I am excited to serve as president of this year's Superintendent's Advisory Board. This is my second year serving on the board and I have also been involved in many clubs at EHS such as Drama Club, Boys Volleyball, and Student Council. This year I serve as the Student Council president where I get to lead an amazing group of people to plan events such as homecoming and Mr. EHS. I enjoy music and all that surrounds it. I collect vinyl records and also enjoy going to concerts. I hope to pursue a career in medicine after high school and have a passion for biology. I have many ideas on how to make our school a better place for everyone and am very grateful for the opportunity to serve on this board as the president. 










Amulya Girada, Vice-President
My name is Amulya Girada and I am currently a Junior attending Edwardsville High School. I am the president of Unplugged and Business Professionals of America, the secretary of Key Club, and a member of the Student Council and HOSA. I run track and was captain of my lacrosse team freshman year. In my free time, I like to run and swim. I look forward to implementing new and constructive ideas as a member of the Student Advisory Team! 

Malak Amer, Secretary
My name is Malak Amer and I am a member of the Student Advisory Team.  I am involved in many extracurriculars, including Drama Club, Educate, the Morning Announcements Crew, Spanish Club, and Care Closet.  I also play Tae Kwon Do outside of school.  Some of my hobbies are reading, table tennis, and drawing.  I am fluent in Arabic and English and am currently learning Spanish.  I enjoy studying all kinds of different academics.  In the future, I’d like to become either an engineer or something in the medical field, and then start my own business. 

Sloan Watson, Event Coordinator
I am Sloan Watson, a senior at Edwardsville High School. I am a drum major for the marching band, on council for EPIC, an NHS, Mu Alpha Theta, and Tri-m member, and involved in Drama Club. After high school, I plan to attend UIUC or WashU to major in psychology and political science on a pre-law track, with the hopes of becoming a criminal defense attorney.   

Jayden Bettorf
My name is Jayden Bettorf. I am a sophomore at EHS and have been in the district since starting school. I joined Student Advisory Team to make the school a more welcoming place. I hope to see you around the school and feel free to discuss our school or just chat! 

Ella Carter
My Name is Ella Carter. I am in the EHS graduating class of 2026. I’m involved in drama club, choir, and Bel Canto. I joined the District 7 Student Advisory Board because I am interested in making the schools in our district the best possible environments for students of every grade level. I want to hear what ideas, feelings, or emotions students have about their school and be able to make their ideas a reality in some form. I strive to make sure every student wants to come to school, whether that be because of the environment, extra curriculars, or an interesting project in class. My hope is that my position on this committee will enhance communication between students, staff, the community, and the Board of Education. 

Jeremiah Harmon
My name is Jeremiah Harmon, a senior at Edwardsville High School. I engage in the school’s  drama club as an actor and an officer. I participate in volunteer work in the East St. Louis region. I’m also a member of National Honor Society. As a new addition to the Student Advisory Board, I’m ready to do my best in catering to the school’s needs. 

Aubri Hollis
I am a sophomore at Edwardsville High School and on the JV field hockey team. Some of my favorite things to do are listen to music, read, and hang out with my friends. I am honored to be on the District 7 Student Advisory Board and represent my peers to the superintendent.

Mihlali Kapatamoyo
My name is Mihlali Kapatamoyo and I’m a junior at  Edwardsville High School. I play soccer for Lou Fusz MSL Next. I joined the Superintendent's Student Advisory because it gave me a chance to share my opinion for the minority community and to be a helpful for the student body as a whole. I am planning to be a orthodontist.   

Lake Slater
My name is Luke Slater and I am in 11th grade. I do many activities at EHS, including being in tech crew, serving as an officer in the Drama Club, and playing percussion in the band. This is my first year on the Student Advisory Board. I’m excited to be able to represent our student body and help out our school! 

Libby Strahm
This is my first year on the Student Advisory Team and I am excited to serve the community. One thing I love about this community is the bike trails. I enjoy going on bike rides and running on the trails. At the high school I also participate in cross country, health and med club, key club, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. 

Case Warner
My name is Case Warner, I’m in 12th grade, and I am the Student Representative to the Board of Education this year. When I’m not doing things for the board, I am a part of many clubs and societies at EHS. I am a member of National Honors Society, Student Council, Acafellaz, The Morning Announcement Team, and I am the President of Drama Club. I am also a member of the Chamber Singers at our school. I served on the Student Advisory last year, and I am so excited to be back for a second year! 

Aurora Wilhelm
Aurora Wilhelm is a sophomore at Edwardsville High School (EHS). She is a member of the Drama Club Publicity committee, earning Thespian Society membership after her freshman year. In addition, she is a member of Medical Occupations Club, Key Club and French Club. Aurora is serving on the Superintendent Student Advisory Board to positively amplify voices of peers while providing insights and feedback to administrators. She hopes to gain experience in leadership and teamwork. Upon graduation, Aurora plans to pursue a career in radiology.