Doshi, Meyer welcomed as USC school board student reps

Published Sep 14, 2013 at 9:36 am (Updated Sep 23, 2013 at 11:11 am)

The Upper St. Clair School Board welcomed Brinda Doshi and Christian Meyer as student representatives to the board table Sept. 9.

In introducing Doshi, Superintendent Patrick O’Toole joked that the board often thinks there must be two or three of her because they hear her name so many times as students are honored by the board for various awards.

A senior, Doshi is president of the science club at the high school and co-president of the student UNICEF group at the school. She is also a member of the tennis team and a peer reviewer for the National High School Journal of Science.

A junior, Meyer will serve the next two years on the board. O’Toole said the board hopes to appoint another junior next year so that there is always a student representative with a year of experience under their belt.

Meyer belongs to the Kids Helping Kids organization as well as Future Business Leaders of America. He plays tennis and is involved in the ping-pong club at the high school.

School Board Vice President Lois Mafrice told the pair, “We will look at you as our eyes and ears. Please feel very comfortable in telling us what you think.”

Megan Adamo had previously been the lone student representative to the school board. She graduated in June.

In other Sept. 9 business, the school board:

• Hired Sheila Gorgonio as the new director of advancement for the district. The position is considered a part-time position at 0.75 of a full-time equivalent position. She will be paid $50,000 per year.

She begins her duties Sept. 16.

Elizabeth Hall, who had held the position since May 2011, resigned in May. Hall had been the first person to hold that position.

• The district moved its annual “Celebrate Our Schools” fundraising gala from Oct. 19 to Feb. 22, 2014, at the Valley Brook Country Club.

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