Student Trustee candidate Amber Siddiqui: ‘I want to make a positive change’

Nabeha Hafiz •

One of the three candidates running for the position of HDSB Student Trustee from Milton District is Amber Siddiqui. In this interview she has given us some more information about herself and her campaign. Read all about her platform below!

Tell us a little bit about yourself! Any hobbies, interests, or skills?

I’m a very involved person, I love meeting new people and trying out lots of different things! This year, I am directing a play for the National Theatre School Festival, the CrossFit rep of our Student Government, and I am also playing rugby!

Why did you decide to run for Student Trustee?

I decided to run for student trustee because I have a passion for education and I want to make a positive change in Halton. I have two younger brothers in school as well, and as an older sister, I feel it is my responsibility to ensure that they (along with every other child in Halton) get the quality of education they deserve.

What’s your plan for the 2020–21 school year?

My plan for the 2020–21 school year is to ensure that Halton becomes more connected, and develops into the community of brilliant, multi-talented individuals I know it has the potential to be.

How do you plan on making this happen?

I plan on making this happen by making mental health a priority in Halton, introducing comprehensive testing to teachers and students and adopting technology. I will also advocate for and fight against climate change and try my best to ensure that all schools in Halton meet the EcoSchools standard. Lastly, I plan to increase the number of opportunities that students have and promote accountability and awareness in all Halton schools.

Why do you think people should vote for you?

I think people should vote for me because I am a determined candidate who has a solid plan and a passion for making a change. I genuinely believe I can make a difference and build Halton to be the community that we all want and deserve.

Don’t miss the chance to vote on Tuesday, February 25, from 7:45 pm to 9:00 pm, for the 2020–21 HDSB Student Trustees!