The Colonial Board of Education now has a student representative. Sheyenne Faircloth, a junior at William Penn, will have a non-voting seat on the board. Faircloth, who was selected by administrators and staff at William Penn, is pursuing an Allied Health career path at the high school. “I feel as though this is an amazing opportunity to learn from you guys and advocate for myself and students,” Faircloth said. All board members welcomed Faircloth with President Ted Laws saying he’s long wanted to see students have an opportunity to experience what it is like to sit on a board, be empowered to ask questions and report back to William Penn’s student government. While Faircloth will sit with the board in public sessions, she will not be permitted to go to executive sessions “This gives us an opportunity to do what we’re supposed to do which is to teach,” Laws said.