Katherine Zhou, Senior RepresentativeMy name is Katherine Zhou, and I'm a senior at Governor Livingston HS that serves as one of the student representatives on the district's Board of Education.In school, I'm involved in many of the STEM clubs. I am the Captain of the Highlander Robotics team, President of the Science Olympiad Club, President of the Science National Honor Society, and one of the co-founders of the new Women in STEM Club. I'm also involved in the Technology Student Association engineering club, M3 Math Modeling team, and the Science Bowl team. Aside from my involvement in STEM, I also serve as a representative on my class Student Council and a member of the Executive Board for the Understanding Asian Cultures Club.Outside of school, I played varsity tennis and served as a co-captain of the GL Girl's Tennis Team. I'm also a violinist in the NJYS Youth Symphony. Above all, I really enjoy staying involved in my community in any way that I can. I've been a Girl Scout since third grade, and I recently earned my Girl Scout Gold Award for running a science club at Mountain Park Elementary School.In college, I plan to major in mechanical engineering and potentially minor in economics, business, or entrepreneurship. I could really see myself being a part of a tech startup in the future because I love experimenting with new things!
Jake Bowen, Junior RepresentativeJake Bowen is the junior student representative on the Board of Education for Governor Livingston High School. Jake is on the school Highlander Newspaper staff where he covers sporting, school, and community events and he is a freelance writer for the local town TAPInto paper. Jake also announced this past summer for the Berkeley Heights Community Pool YMCA Swim Team and this past fall for the PAL football program. He is a part of the National Honor Society and has been on the High Honor Roll since he entered GL. He also serves at his local church as a buddy for kids with special needs. He supports charity programs such as the Silver Liming Foundation where he participates in community service and helps those in need. Jake has three younger sisters, all attending Berkeley Heights public schools. He plays basketball for GL and is planning to run track this spring. This past summer, Jake took a college course in Broadcast and Digital Journalism for Syracuse University. Jake aspires to go to college to study broadcasting and journalism with a focus on sports coverage.