Student Trustees

For the 2018-19 school year, our student trustees are:

Oscar Judelson-Kelly

ROLE: Student Trustee
SCHOOL: Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute

I am a Grade 12 student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (CHCI) in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. At school, I am involved with the Politics Club, various music ensembles, Student Council and the tennis team. Outside of school, I play the violin and piano, I am an ambassador for the Federation of Canadian Secondary Students – Fédération des Élèves du Secondaire au Canada, I am an organizer of the KW Model United Nations annual conference, and I coach and play tennis. In my spare time, I love to read, travel, bike and ski.

I believe that my involvement with the Cameron Heights CI and Kitchener-Waterloo community puts me in a great position to best represent the student body at the school board, and the diversity of voices and opinions we have in our region.

I have many goals for the 2018-19 school year, and I am committed to ensuring that the voice of the Waterloo Region District School Board (WRDSB) student body is heard at the board table. Student well-being is of the utmost importance to me and I plan to talk to many students to gather their thoughts, concerns and feedback. My intention is to use student senate as a mechanism to establish a student voice and ultimately create a caring and passionate school environment for everyone. I will also aim to expand Student Senate and ensure that all schools are represented. It is my duty to represent WRDSB students and make them feel valued. I can’t wait to get started!

Ben Wahl

ROLE: Student Trustee
SCHOOL: Waterloo Collegiate Institute

I am a Grade 12 student at Waterloo Collegiate Institute (WCI). At school, I participate in a number of clubs and teams including DECA, FedProv, Orchestra, swimming, and ultimate frisbee. I have recently accepted a position on the Federation of Canadian Secondary Students-Fédération des Élèves du Secondaire au Canada (FCSS-FESC) Executive team and am looking forward to working with them on a national level, helping secondary students across Canada. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, family, and being in the outdoors.

I look forward to my position as a WRDSB student trustee this year, especially building a strong and sustainable student senate. I also hope to build a profile for student trustees so that many students are aware of us and are able to contact us if they have a problem they would like brought forward to the board table. I am extremely proud to represent the amazing community of students we have within the WRDSB and believe this year is going to be exceptional.