Cape Henlopen High’s Gus Musika has been picked to represent Delaware’s students on the State Board of Education.
The rising senior will start on the board in July and will serve for the 2023-2024 school year.
The son of an educator, Musika is a varsity athlete and a member of the National Honor Society.
He plans on having a career in the skies, and is training to earn a private pilot’s license and pursue an education in aviation.
“We need students like Gus to offer their perspective as we make decisions about education in our state,” said Gov. John Carney. “Gus brings unique experience to this role and I appreciate his willingness to serve.”
According to a news release, Musika hopes to advocate for innovative and accelerated learning opportunities for students of all backgrounds.
“The Delaware State Board of Education values student voice,” said Shawn Brittingham, president of the board. “We welcome Gus and look forward to hearing his perspective about public education in Delaware.”
A 2018 law added two non-voting seats to the State Board of Education, one being a student representative and the other a teacher.
The state board typically meets on the third Thursday of every month. Meeting information can be found here.
Raised in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, Jarek earned a B.A. in journalism and a B.A. in political science from Temple University in 2021. After running CNN’s Michael Smerconish’s YouTube channel, Jarek became a reporter for the Bucks County Herald before joining Delaware LIVE News.
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