Banning Unified Selects Student Leader to Serve as Board of Trustees Representative

Banning High School senior Alissa Zavala will represent her classmates and the District community as Banning Unified’s 2022-23 Board of Trustees student representative.

Zavala was sworn in and welcomed by the Board of Trustees and Superintendent Terrence Davis during the Board meeting on Sept. 14. In her new role, Zavala will serve as the liaison between the Board of Trustees and students, prepare monthly reports for Board meetings and legislative events, and be the voice regarding student questions, concerns and District successes.

“I’m excited for the opportunity to learn how to communicate effectively and develop better public speaking skills,” Zavala said. “I am most excited to make connections and create a lasting impact on my peers, school sites and the entire District community. I hope to inspire others, foster healthy learning environments and make Banning proud.”

Zavala is the president of the Banning High School chapter of the National Honor Society, the event coordinator for the Advancement Via Individual Determination college-prep elective class, an active member of the Associated Student Body (ASB) and Key Club and is part of the soccer team.

Zavala applied and interviewed with ASB executives at the beginning of the school year; there, she discussed her goals to increase engagement, actively participate in Board discussions and develop comprehensive community updates.

“We are very proud of Alissa’s exceptional efforts and look forward to her leadership and voice as a student Board representative,” Davis said. “Alissa will play a crucial role in our team and I look forward to working with her as we focus on creative ways to improve academic success and elevate student perspectives on education in Banning.”