by Becky GINOS
FARMINGTON—There are two new faces on the Davis School District Board of Education. High school students Caden Zesiger and Heather Anderson took the oath of office at the board’s last meeting Sept. 4 and will serve for the school year.
Every fall a new student is appointed to the board and in this case, two students. Zesiger is a senior at Viewmont and Anderson a senior at Clearfield.
“I was a sophomore officer and I’ve been in choir every year,” said Zesiger. “I’m also on the golf team. I decided I wanted to be on the board to see how it is run and the politics behind it.”
Zesiger said the principal encouraged him to apply for the position. “It seemed like an awesome opportunity so I went for it,” he said. “I had an interview with the principal and the SBO advisors and then I was told I got it. I’m super excited and grateful to the school and school board for this opportunity.”
As a representative for the students, Zesiger said he hopes to establish leadership skills throughout the SBOs and school district. “I want to reach out to other students and find out the things that are important to them and bring those to the board’s attention,” he said. “I want to get involved with suicide prevention and bullying topics to address those more and help student government to recognize the problems and help students who are going through that.”
Anderson plays on the Clearfield tennis team, sings in the madrigals choir, participates in the academic Olympiad and is part of the theater group.
“The principal called me down to the office and asked if I’d like to join the board,” she said. “I’ve been on the youth court and youth city council so I thought it would be a neat experience to be on the school board.”
Representing more than 70,000 students in the district is a daunting task. “I want to help out where I can,” said Anderson. “There are so many (students) and there are just two kids to represent them all. I hope I do it well.”