Klahowya junior named student member of state Board of Education

She has the ears of state higher-ups on education issues and someday she may have the ears of trial judges.

“She can talk to adults at the same level as any other adult and she can talk to kids at the same level as any other kid,” said Associate Student Body adviser Bryan Demaray of his Klahowya Secondary School junior class president. “She could talk to the president of the United States and do the same thing.”

Tiffany Thompson has been polishing her communication skills in speech and debate club for a few years now and while her KSS classmates took Monday off for Columbus Day, she engaged herself with the Washington State Board of Education’s special meeting for supplemental budget requests.

Thompson, who aspires to become a corporate lawyer in the medical or industrial field, embarked on what Demaray describes as a “great adventure” in June when she became a member of the SBE.

The Olympia-based SBE consists of representatives from each of the state’s nine congressional districts, one private schools representative, the state Superintendent of Public Instruction, representative of the governor and two high school students.

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