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LAUSD students: Meet your new school board representative, and he’s going to make sure you register to vote

Laura Greanias | June 12, 2018

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Tyler Okeke will serve as LAUSD’s student board member for the 2018-19 school year.

As LA Unified board members thanked Benjamin Holtzman for his service this school year as Student Board Member, Holtzman introduced his replacement: Tyler Okeke.

Here are a few things to know about Tyler, who starts his new post in August.

High school: Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy, which at Tuesday’s board meeting was renamed after one of the seven board members, to Dr. Richard A. Vladovic Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy.

Interests and clubs: Tyler is a rising senior, a debater on the Los Angeles Metropolitan Debate League, president of his school’s Black Student Union, a member of the Los Angeles Mayor’s Youth Council, and founder of the Harbor Political Action Committee.

Statement: “ecstatic to serve my fellow students as a magnifier of their concerns, goal to preregister/register all LAUSD students of age to vote.”

Aspirations: “to attend Harvard University or other Ivy League school to study political science and government with a minor in international relations.”

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