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Superintendent's Student Advisory Council

Superintendent's Student Advisory Council 

This year’s Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council (SSAC) includes student representatives from all Kennewick School District high schools. The group meets monthly with the superintendent and other district leaders, providing the opportunity for district leaders to hear directly from the students they serve. Both district leaders and student members bring topics for discussion. Student members provide input and feedback, share ideas and perspectives, and ask questions.

If current students have questions or ideas they would like to bring to the SSAC, they can contact their school's representative(s) or principal directly. 

Each high school principal selects a cross-section of students to serve on the SSAC in the spring for the following year. 

Schools represented include: 

  • Delta High School (2 students)
  • Kamiakin High School (6 students)
  • Kennewick High School (4 students)
  • Endeavor High School (1 student)
  • Legacy High School (2 students)
  • Mid-Columbia Partnership (1 student)
  • Phoenix High School (1 student)
  • Southridge High School (4 students)
  • Student Board Representative
  • Student Board Representative-elect

The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council was formed in 2018 to ensure the district’s students have a voice in important school district topics and are valued for their diverse strengths and backgrounds.

Meet the 2023-24 Superintendent's Student Advisory Council

Delta High School: John Solomon, Promyse Garza
Kamiakin High School: Kylie Moore, Ellie Smith, Abby Samples, Isabelle Ruiz, Diego Angulano
Kennewick High School: Makayla Hernandez, Addyson Schuldheisz, Ambrose Driver, Mary Liberato Rodgriquez,
Endeavor High School: Marine Scott
Legacy High School: Olivia Martinez, Jose Rivera
Mid-Columbia Partnership: Amrea Jansky
Phoenix High School: Grace Blethen
Southridge High School: Ayaa Abdelrahim, Laiken Morris, Halle Hatke, Ashwin Joshi
Student School Board Representative: Mallory Dupaquier, Kennewick High School
Student School Board Representative-elect: Annie Maltos, Southridge High School

2023-2024 Superintendent's Student Advisory Council

in their own words

Kylie Moore: Hi everyone! My name is Kylie Moore and I am a senior from Kamiakin High School. I am the Executive ASB President and am also involved in the National Honor Society, school sports, med club and work experience after-school program. I'm so excited to be able to advocate for students and to allow them to share their voice.

Abbey Samples:  Hello! My name is Abbey Samples and I am a junior at Kamiakin High School. I play volleyball, I am the Link Crew vice president, and I'm excited to get more involved with decision-making as a student of the KSD.

Diego Anguiano: I'm Diego Anguiano and I'm lucky to serve on the SSAC this year. I'm a sophomore at Kamiakin High School and I love being involved with the school. I'm excited to learn so much more about Kennewick School District.

Makayla Hernandez: Hey! I am Makayla Hernandez, a current senior at Kennewick High. I am involved in leadership activities at Kennewick and I'm also involved in softball for Kennewick. Go Lions!

Olivia Martinez: Hi! My name is Olivia Martinez and I am a senior at Legacy High School. In my free time, I love to show off my culture to others as a folklorico dancer or read as much as I can.

Laiken Morris: Hi! My name is Laiken Morris and I am a junior at Southridge High School as well as attending Columbia Basin Community College through the Running Start program. I'm involved in ASB leadership and also participate on the cross-country and golf team. This is my second year on the SSAC and I can't wait for another great year!

Isabelle Ruiz: Hi! My name is Isabelle Ruiz and I am a senior at Kamiakin High School this year. I was on the student board last year and I am so excited to be a part of it again this year!

Addyson Schuldheisz: I play basketball and softball and I am an IB student at Kennewick High. 

Ashwin Joshi: Hello! I'm Ashwin Joshi, a senior at Southridge High School. I have a passion for educational policy and financial literacy, and I'm excited to work with a team that brings new perspectives to our student body during my first year on the council. Go Suns!

Halle Hatke: Hi! My name is Halle Hatke and I am a junior at Southridge High School. I'm involved with leadership and a mentoring group for freshmen. I enjoy playing basketball and going to all our school sports to dress up and cheer!

John Solomon: Hey there! I'm John and I am attending Delta High School as a junior. Sharing the love with those around me and making everyone's days a lot brighter is the only thing I love more than aviation! Let's make this year amazing!

Marine Scott:  Hello, I'm Marine Scott! I'm a senior at Endeavor and a 2nd year in Cybersecurity AM for Tri-Tech. In my own time, I play video games, watch anime, and take care of my foster animals.  Proud to be part of the SSAC team!

Check back for messages from the rest of the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council.