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Elliston Rounds

Elliston Rounds

Rounds is a highly involved student at North High. A heavyweight wrestler and Northside community youth advocate, Rounds understands the importance of youth-adult partnership and collaboration to ensure student voices are heard. Because he believes the Northside has historically been underrepresented, Rounds says, he looks forward to bringing that representation to the school board. 

“Elliston’s peers describe him as an active listener who’s dedicated to helping others,” said North Principal Mauri Friestleben. “Adults describe Elliston as a young leader who’s eager to develop his skills to best represent himself and his community. These qualities will serve him well as a representative on the school board.”


The Student Representatives provide an important perspective and give voice to those at the heart of the district’s work: MPS students. The Board of Education has appointed a student representative since 2015, and beginning in 2022, the addition of a second student representative was made with the goal of expanding student view and opinion. 

Rounds, along with the other 2024 student representative, Leo Peralta, will take turns being the primary speaker at Board meetings but will still be responsible for keeping up on what's happening by reviewing materials and watching meeting videos when not in attendance. Additionally, the two will meet regularly together with board staff to prepare for meetings and coordinate other duties.