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School Board Appoints Student Advisors For 2024-25 School Year

Two students smiling with Salem-Keizer Public Schools logo behind them

Sofia Castellanos, rising senior at South Salem High School, and Kaiden Armstead, rising senior at McKay High School, will serve as the next student advisors to the Salem-Keizer School Board through June 2025.

During its regularly scheduled board meeting on June 11, 2024, the Salem-Keizer School Board of Directors voted to appoint Sofia Castellanos, rising senior at South Salem High School, and Kaiden Armstead, rising senior at McKay High School, as the next student advisors to the school board.  

Student advisors are appointed by the SKPS board of directors annually and serve in an advisory, non-voting capacity. The students must have one year of experience on the district-led student equity committee/student advisory committee.

Student smiles are camera with SKPS logo behind them

I am interested in serving as the Student Advisor to the Salem-Keizer School Board because of my experience not only in leadership roles, but because of my passion for advocacy and always being involved in the solution. My experience of growing up in the district personally for over a decade, along with being active in it through many leadership roles, advocacy, and extracurriculars gives me the opportunity to meet so many different people all with a variety of perspectives.
Student Advisor Sofia Castellanos

Student smiles at camera with SKPS logo behind them

I am deeply determined and motivated to create a lasting impact on my peers and my community throughout my time in high school.
Student Advisor Kaiden Armstead

Sofia and Kaiden will be officially sworn in to serve as student advisors to the school board at its first business meeting of the 2024-25 school year on Tuesday, July 23 and will serve through June 2025.