For the 2021-22 school year, our student trustees are:

Kenzy Soror

ROLE: Student Trustee
EMAIL: kenzy_soror@wrdsb.ca
SCHOOL: Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute

I am a Grade 11 International Baccalaureate (IB) student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (CHCI) who strives for inclusion and seeks opportunities where I believe I can make a difference!

I have always been a team player on and outside the court. Since being in high school, I have enjoyed being a member of CHCI’s Cross Country, Swimming, Volleyball, Track & Field, Band, Orchestra, and Jazz Band. Outside of school, I have been a member of the Tigers Volleyball Club since 2018! Last year, despite pandemic challenges, I was involved in leadership and advocacy initiatives, a CHCI Student Senator, a member of KW Leos, CHCI Student Activities Council, and a CPF volunteer! I was elected VP of Corporate Social Responsibility at the JA Company YOÜ, and was also the founder and leader of UW’s Technovation team “See Sharp.”

As Socrates said, “speak so that I can see you,” and I believe that no one can speak without having a voice, which is why I have looked for places where voices could be heard and where voices could make a change.

My participation in various clubs, sports and organizations across a variety of interests has shaped me into the versatile, change-pursuing person I am today. I believe that Student Trustee is the next step I can take towards ensuring that all students of all backgrounds, thoughts, and needs in the Waterloo Region District School Board are given the opportunity to have a voice, speak, and in turn, be seen!

Nicole Vishkin

ROLE: Student Trustee
EMAIL: nicole_vishkin@wrdsb.ca
SCHOOL: Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute

I am a Grade 12 International Baccalaureate (IB) student at Cameron Heights Collegiate Institute (CHCI). My pronouns are she/her, my personality type is INTJ, and I’m a cancer.

As a student, I try to stay well-rounded by joining various extracurriculars such as orchestra, key club, politics and law, drama, student council, and student senate. Although I enjoy the occasional winter sport, I am not athletically gifted. Instead, I try to cheer on my peers whenever I can at school events.

Outside of school, I explore my passion for policy and student advocacy as the CCLR program manager for the FCSS-FESC. I also enjoy attending and co-running local Model UN conferences, supporting local youth theatre, and volunteering with the KW Leos, the KPL, or through volunteerWR.

As a leader and a privileged individual in a diverse school community, I recognize there is a gap in opportunities among students that I can’t relate to or fully understand. Additionally, the general stigma surrounding student council and leadership is that we underrepresent our many demographics of students.

My goal for the 2021-22 school year is to engage a more diverse group of students in discussions regarding important issues such as health and safety, equity, representation, mental health, and sustainability. More than this, I hope to represent a solid bridge between the board and the student body, allowing students to address issues they deem important. Whether through email or social media, students should not hesitate to reach out!