Gorham High School junior Kyren Bettencourt was unanimously voted into Gorham’s School Committee in October. Bettencourt will join current senior representative, Josephine Smith, as a way to diversify the Committee in the monthly meetings.
Smith stated, “the student representative’s purpose is to represent the student body in discussions and increase communication between the School Committee or administration, and the students.”
Bettencourt will participate in her first meeting on November 8. “When I heard I was voted into the School Committee, I was very excited because although it is a huge responsibility, I see this as an opportunity to be more involved in the Gorham community and to make sure that students’ voices and concerns are heard,” she said.
Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of every month, and workshop meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month. While representatives are voted in to the School Committee, the meetings are open to the public.