LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rising Livingston High School senior Philippe Jallow was recently sworn in as the student representative on the Livingston Board of Education for the 2018-19 school year.

Philippe says that his decision to run for this position was fueled by a desire to represent his classmates and make sure that their voices and interests are heard by school leaders.

“I wanted this position as board liaison because it is a seat that I can use to facilitate the change that myself and my peers deem necessary,” he said. “The better I represent the ideas of the students, the sooner the entire school can reap the rewards.”

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Jallow was selected to represent the student voice during Student Council elections at Livingston High School. The non-voting position is a tradition Livingston has long honored as the board recognizes the importance of open communication with students and their contributions to Livingston Public Schools.

The 17 year old is a well-rounded student. In addition to keeping up with his academics, he is also an athlete and a musician.  He is a member of the high school’s track team and soccer team. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the piano, which he has studied for a decade and has even taught to others in the past.

In the future, he aspires to become a doctor, but is not yet sure which medical niche he will pursue.

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