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.”
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.