StudentLeadershipBoard-Group2017 cropAn opportunity for students who want to take an active role in Holocaust, human rights, and social justice education, develop leadership skills, and make a positive difference in their schools and communities. 7th grade—11th grade students are eligible to apply. (Students in 12th grade may apply to continue to serve on the SLB if they were on the SLB as 11th graders.)

Photo: Student Leadership Board 2016-17

Student Leadership Board 2016-2017

Sara Anglin, 10th Grade, Holy Names Academy, Seattle
Nina Anikeeva, 11th Grade, Overlake School, Redmond
Hannah Boden, 8th Grade, Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences, Seattle
Sam Cargal-Bley, 11th Grade, Seattle Prep, Seattle
Zanaasha Chisholm-Johnson, 8th Grade, Seattle Girls' School, Seattle
Mario Falit-Baiamonte, 8th Grade, Licton Springs K-8, Seattle
Lena Friedman, 12th Grade, The Northwest School, Seattle
Ella Gonchar, 8th Grade, Jewish Day School, Bellevue
Pazia Greenberg, 8th Grade, Hazel Wolf K-8, Seattle
Layla Houston, 8th Grade, Seattle Nativity School, Seattle
A-Queen Johnson, 10th Grade, Lindbergh High School, Renton
Hilary Lapke, 11th Grade, Seattle Prep, Seattle
Evan Lisinski, 12th Grade, Bainbridge High School, Bainbridge Island
Kendrick Lu, 12th Grade, Skyline High School, Sammamish
Alexa McQuade, 11th Grade, Kamiak High School, Mukilteo
Jai Moore, 8th Grade, Seattle Girls' School, Seattle
Zoe Nichols, 10th Grade, Kennedy Catholic High School, Burien
Natalia Reaves, 10th Grade, Lindbergh High School, Renton
Juan Diego Riano, 12th Grade, Skyline High School, Sammamish
Dylan Rogers, 10th Grade, Kent Mountain View Academy, Kent
Simranjeet Sidhu, 11th Grade, Kentwood High School, Kent
Shana Sourish, 11th Grade, Kentwood High School, Kent
Aubrey Springer, 9th Grade, Monroe High School, Monroe
Elle Springer, 7th Grade, Park Place Middle School, Monroe
Zoe Zitzka, 12th Grade, Kamiak High School, Mukilteo


Students will:

  • Participate in meetings at the Holocaust Center for Humanity in downtown Seattle. One meeting a month, held on a Wednesday evening. (Absences are permitted with prior notice. Absences that do not have prior approval, or members who miss two or more meetings, may be dropped from the program.)
  • Learn more about leadership, the Holocaust, human rights, genocide, and related local issues.
  • Have the opportunity to hear from community leaders.
  • Work with the Holocaust Center’s artifacts and local Holocaust survivors.
  • Provide feedback on programs and serve as ambassadors.
  • Plan and carry out a project or form of social action in their schools. 
  • Commit to serving on the Student Leadership Board for one year. 
  • Gain valuable leadership tools and experience, and earn recognition from the Holocaust Center at the completion of a year as part of a prestigious cohort of Student Leaders.


2016-17 Student Leadership Board Calendar

All meetings take place at the Henry and Sandra Friedman Holocaust Center for Humanity, unless otherwise indicated. Please note: additional events will be added to the calendar throughout the year. 
December 7, 2016 - 4:30-6:30pm 
January 18, 2017 - 4:30-6:00pm
February 8, 2017 - 4:30-6:00pm
March 8, 2017 - 4:30-6:00pm
April 5, 2017 - 4:30-6:00pm
May 10, 2017 - 4:30-6:00pm
June 7, 2017 - 4:30-6:00pm


See the 2015-16 Student Leadership Board

Questions? Email Ilana Cone Kennedy, Director of Education, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of George Elbaum and Mimi Jensen, and Richard and Evelyn Gumpert. Special thanks also goes to the Henry M. Jackson Foundation.