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.” Click here to read m