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Student Junto


Welcome! Student Junto is a collective group of two representatives from each grade working together to create a better community in TYWLS of Astoria. Sub-committees, run by the grade representatives will be created to focus and address their set goals to improve TYWLS

Our goal: This is a club for the mutual improvement of ourselves, our school, and our community. The purpose is to create student leaders who will be future leaders. During our time here at Student Junto, we would like to really hear the voice of the students. With sub-committees, the representatives will work together in order to make TYWLS a stronger community.


What are sub-committees?
They are smaller groups that will be coordinated by the representatives to work together and focus on a smaller goal.

How many people are in sub-committees?
There will be 4 to 5 representatives coordinating this group, they are allowed to invite students from any grade to join their committee.


When will these committees meet?
Representatives will be in charge of scheduling meetings with their groups before or after school during lunch.


What do we expect?
That during the time Student Junto meeting you construct a goal sheet and a game plan to achieve your goals. During the meeting, you will present the progress your committee has made since the last meeting.

Where- The Student Junto mailbox in the main office
When- Friday, September 23rd

Think Before You Apply:
Can you make all the meetings?
If you’re absent twice, you will be excused from the group and another student from your grade will receive your spot.

Do you feel you have a good relationship with the students in your grade?
This matters because you are the voice of your peers. Any issues students have they should feel comfortable enough to come to you.

Will you go out of your way to make sure the needs of the students in your grade are met?

Are your goals realistic?

Contact Us:





Nora Anzer


Hi! My name is Nora Anzer and I'm a 11th grader here at TYWLSA. I'm on the varsity Outdoor Track & Field team and varsity Table Tennis team. I enjoy cooking, traveling and spending time with my friends/family.

Mia Soret


Hi, my name is Mia Soret. I am a tenth grader here at TYWLS of Astoria. I am Cuban and Colombian. I enjoy painting, cooking, watching TV, and having conversations with others and something on my bucket list is to travel all through Europe!

Junior Co-director

Mayra Veintimilla


My name is Mayra Veintimilla. I was born in Colombia and I came to the USA at age 4. I am currently enrolled in high school. I enjoy reading and traveling. I am on the varsity Soccer team and varsity Softball team. I am interested in Business and Communications and interested in going to Michigan State University. 

Middle School Grade Representatives

7th Grade

Cianya Zermeno Rojas


I live with 4 parakeets, my sister and my parents which makes it a bit loud at home since my birds love to talk. I love astronomy and find the universe very interesting, so I am always reading stuff about it and learning about it. I also love to read books and to play games with my sister and my friends like cards and chess.

Dalila Garcia


I love to read and write during my free time. I'm also interested in learning different languages (most recently Hawaiian). I joined Student Junto to give back to the amazing TYWLS community. 

High School Grade Representatives

9th Grade

Duaa Ahmed


I like to read and listen to music. My favorite activity is hanging out with friends/family.

11th Grade

Jadei Jara 


I am a member of the drama club in TYWLS. After school, I attend a college-bound program where we do debate.  I also like supporting and helping my fellow peers. In my free time, I love singing to my family and hanging out with friends. 

12th Grade

Paige Rodriguez


In my downtime, I enjoy reading, listening to music, and taking care of the garden that I am making in my apartment. As a class representative, I want to give a voice to the quieter girls in my grade, and to be the change that they want to see in TYWLS.