KHS’ Torres is new student rep on BOE

Posted on Nov 26 2019


Dionne Monique Sakisat Torres, center, is the newly inducted student representative of the CNMI Board of Education. Also in the picture are BOE teacher representative Paul Miura, Torres’ family members, BOE chair Janice Tenorio, BOE vice chair Herman Atalig, and BOE member Andrew Orsini. (Marc A. Venus)

The CNMI Board of Education inducted its newest, non-voting student representative, Dionne Monique Sakisat Torres of Kagman High School, during the BOE’s monthly meeting last Thursday on Capital Hill.

BOE vice chair Herman Atalig administered the oath for Torres. She will take the place of the previous BOE student representative, Pionnah Gregorio.

In an interview with Saipan Tribune, she said that the idea of representing over 10,000 students on the board is “nerve-wracking,” but she is ready to make her mark on the board and represent the voice of students.

Torres is no stranger to leadership roles as she was elected Student Council treasurer of her school during her freshman and junior years. “I look forward to being the voice of the many students in the CNMI and I hope to see improvements throughout this school year,” Torres said.

Marc Venus | Reporter
Marc Venus is the Saipan Tribune's public health and education reporter. He has an associate degree in Applied Sciences in Computer Applications and is working on his bachelor’s degree at the Northern Marianas College. Contact him at

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