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Student Advisory Board

The mission of the Student Advisory Board is to include student voice and perspectives in statewide policy decisions. Additionally, including student voice at the local level is a critical component of the mission of Graduation Matters Montana. Twenty-six communities currently have Graduation Matters initiatives, and several additional communities are expected to launch initiatives this year.

Montana Student Advisory Board

The Spring Summit will be held April 24th & 25th 2014 in Billings.

2014 Spring Summit Documents

2014 Spring Summit Agenda

Current Members:

Returning Members:

Chloe Autio- Hellgate HS

Caleb Fickas- Noxon HS

Shelbi Fitzpatrick- Cut Bank HS

Khyree Harper- Laurel HS

LoRae Hartman- Hobson HS

Layne Johnson- Froid HS

Reed Lone Fight- Bozeman HS

Kylie Lutes- Park HS

Mikealla Newton- Troy HS

Morgan Obert-Cain- Broadwater HS

Marcus Richards- Victor HS

Sharidan Russell- Polson HS

Kathryn Stein- Lincoln Co HS

Ryan Vicek- Alberton HS


New Members:

Alexander Blackburn- Fergus HS

Emilio Bravo- St Ignatius HS

Saundra Chief Stick- Helena

Courtney Coburn- White Sulphur Springs HS

Caleb Dexter- Hardin HS

Judi-Ann Doney- Havre HS

Pamela Fawns- Hamilton HS

Zachary Felsman- Arlee HS

David Fugate- Harrison HS

Megan Gordon- Blackfeet Learning Academy

Maxine Plain Feather- Plenty Coups HS

Charity Ratliff- Hardin HS

Leslie Red Dog Jr- Paris Gibson Ed Center

Maribeth Rider- Skyview HS

Andy Russell- Bigfork HS

Ashley Saunders- LASER Alternative

Jonathan Sherrod- Lincoln HS

Tristin Stiffarm- Skyview HS

Beth Sutter- Miles City HS

Shaelynn Tellez- Absarokee HS

Rafael Vega- Big Sky HS

Nicolas Wahl: Skyview HS

Austin Wallbillig- Phillipsburg HS

Rabe Whitford- Cut Bank HS

Walt Zeimer - Wibaux HS

Summit Summaries

Students Speak

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I Pledge to graduate

Take the Pledge to Graduation

I Pledge Drawing winners

Each month, we will be holding a random drawing for a free iPod Touch, donated by Optimum Cable, and five $25 gas cards. Students who have taken the pledge to graduate are eligible for the drawing. Take the pledge today!

Thank you Optimum for donating 12 iPods to support Graduation Matters Montana and students across the state who are taking the pledge to graduate.

Power to Learn Optimum

  • January Winners
    • iPod Touch: Simon, Paris Gibson Education Center, Great Falls
    • Town Pump $25 Gift Certificates: Gina, Great Falls High School; Nicole CM Russell High School, Great Falls; Jared, Joliet Middle School, Bozeman; Shaylin, CM Russell High School, Great Falls; Breanna, Great Falls High School

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