New District 202 Board President Gretchen Livingston thanks outgoing student Board member Sean Pitt.

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Having served his one-year elective position as student member of the District 202 Board, Sean Pitt said there was “no greater honor” than to have served on the Board. “It has been my distinct pleasure. … I truly believe we have made our great school even better this year. I do not believe that I could have received a better education from any other school in this country.” He told the Board members that it is their “moral obligation to put the students first. Do not fear to challenge student and community leaders to change.”

Board member Mark Metz said that Sean “brought more energy, more creativity and more thoughtfulness to this Board than did previous student Board members,” remarking that the bar was already high. “What most impressed me in your service is how you brought the real world of students’ perspective to this Board,” said Board member Jonathan Baum.

Board member Scott Rochelle said Sean “gave the perspective we really need.” Mr. Rochelle, alum of the University of Illinois, whose colors are the same as those of ETHS, joked about the orange tie Sean was wearing. “Your tie color is better than the color of the [college] you chose.”

“Go, Blue,” said Board President Gretchen Livingston, who said she was glad that Sean had chosen her alma mater, the University of Michigan.

Russell Fillmore Brady, the newly elected student Board member, took the oath of office and will serve until next June.