The Mt. Lebanon Commission has selected Mt. Lebanon High School students Mira Shenouda and Danielle Deiseroth as junior commissioners for 2013-14.
Shenouda, a junior, will serve for the fall semester. The Scrubgrass Road resident is active in Girl Scouting and in the GirlGov program sponsored by the Women and Girls Foundation. She volunteers at Asbury Heights, is a member of student council, throws javelin for the girls track team, and is a Rockette. She says her interest in government was spiked by the contrast between the freedom of speech Mt. Lebanon residents have enjoyed, however contentious, during the high school renovation process and the Egyptian Revolution, where people took to the streets “in hopes of establishing a system they can submit to and believe in.” A member of the French and Arab clubs, Mira holds dual U.S. and Egyptian citizenship, and many of her father’s relatives live in Egypt.
Deiseroth, Larchmont Road, a senior, calls herself a “self-proclaimed politics nerd whose most frequented websites are CNN and The Atlantic.” She has been an officer of the Student Council, works with the Best Buddies program, has been a winning member of the forensics team, is a cheerleader and has completed 150 hours of volunteer service in preparation for the Medallion Ball. Last year, she attended a biomedical engineering program at Columbia University and Saturday sessions at the Westingho
use Science Honors Institute. Deiseroth’s term begins in January.
Junior commissioners serve for one semester and are selected after applying and being interviewed by the commission. They attend regular meetings, reporting to the commission on issues of concern to students and taking back valuable information about local government to the student body.