Neiman Araque / University HS
Neiman Araque is a senior attending University High School, who was elected as the school’s Student Representative via multiple rounds of voting. In addition to being a student member of the Board, the Student Representative at University High School is in charge of the UHS Senate program, which aims to voice the opinions of the general student body at University High through monthly meetings consisting of open forums and discussions. Outside of his ASB position, Neiman is also one of two Comedy Sportz Captains, a leadership position of an improvisation-based comedy club, which is his favorite club on campus. He is also an active member of his school’s Drama Club and Theatre Department, participating in five main stage productions since his sophomore year. Outside of school, he loves reading, playing video games, and hanging out with friends.
Aniela Bokota / NOORTHWOOD HS
Aniela Bokota is a senior at Northwood High School and was appointed as the Student Board Representative through a two round interview process. In addition to her position on ASB, she represents her peers at PTSA meetings and School Site Council Meetings. She is active on campus while serving as the President of the SMILE Club (Student Mental Illness Learning Effort) which attempts to end the stigma associated with mental illness. Aniela has played soccer for Northwood her whole high school career, and pursues her passion for community service through her involvement in the Team Kids Youth Council and National Charity League outside of school. In her free time, Aniela likes to play with her golden retriever, listen to country music, and spend time with her family and friends.
Sofia Chambers / IRVINE HS
Sofia Chambers is a junior at Irvine High School and was appointed as the Student Board Representative through a rigorous interview process. In addition to her ASB duties, Sofia is a three-year Girls' Varsity Softball letter winner and has received various academic and athletic honors. She has been awarded the Heritage Award for Excellence in Biological Sciences and the Marriott Award for Excellence in English Language Arts. She also has been voted Second Team All Pacific Coast League for Girls' Softball. She has been a member of Student Forum for two years and was appointed Sophomore Class Representative. In addition, she enjoys volunteering as a softball coach for IGSA Youth Softball League. Sofia is also involved in Irvine's theater arts program, and served as Intermediate Drama class historian . She was the activities director for her Freshman Class Council, and enjoys participating in musicals and plays at Irvine. In her free time, Sofia likes to study, play club softball, run, read, sing and act, and spend time with her family.
DIVYA PONNIAH / Woodbridge HS
Divya Ponniah is a senior at Woodbridge High School and was appointed as the Student Board Representative through an extensive interview process. In addition to her position on ASB, Divya has taken an active interest in promoting computer science in her community as a board member of Girls Who Code and a mentor in the program AspireIt in partnership with UCI to educate young girls about technology. Divya was largely involved with CubeSat, robotics, and Varsity Tennis serving as a captain for her junior and senior year. She is a very active member in her community having worked with many community service organizations such as Youth Action Team and Hoag Hospital. In her free time, Divya enjoys playing tennis, drawing, and spending time with friends and family.
Allison SHI / Portola HS
Allison is a junior at Portola High School and was elected as Student Representative through several rounds of voting. She also leads meetings for Student Senate, which allows the student body to play a larger role in school events and is on Portola’s first varsity tennis team. Outside of school, Allison is active in the community and has been volunteering and teaching at a Chinese school for the past five years to inspire students to stay connected to their culture. She is also passionate about music and has won multiple awards for her classical singing. In her free time, Allison loves trying new foods, listening to music, and spending time with her friends and family.