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SHS Student Selected for Position With State Board of Education

Communication has always been one of Indiana Hilmes' passions, so it is a perfect fit that the Selah High School junior has been selected to serve as a student intern communicator for the Washington State Board of Education.

As a natural communicator, in her position with the State Board, Indiana will have the opportunity to work with government professionals, community organizations, and her state-wide peers.  As part of her tasks, Indiana will aid in producing communication materials, meet with State Board staff and members to execute new communications and outreach strategies, recap meetings and legislative information for her peers and help create awareness about the Board and its important educational work.  In her words, Indiana says, “she is a link between the State Board and students, where it is her job to make information accessible, understandable and valuable through social media, journalism, and other forms of communications."  In her role with the Board, Indiana also says she is looking forward to hearing stories from adults and kids, working with people and policies and making connections with state leaders which will allow her to build her leadership and communication skills which will benefit her future opportunities.             

Indiana Hilmes

An active leader who is committed to the District and the opportunities provided for her fellow students, Indiana also serves as a student representative on the Selah School Board and Friends of Selah Committee. She also keeps busy as a member of the Association of Washington Student Leaders Voice Network, is an Unleashed reporter with the Yakima Herald Republic, and participates in cross-country, tennis, jazz band and on the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl Team.

Congratulations to Indiana Hilmes who has been selected as a student intern communicator with the State Board of Education.  Please see here for more about Indiana in her role with the State Board.