Patriot High School student will take a seat on the School Board
Posted on 06/25/2018
Picture of Sasan FarajPatriot High School rising senior, Sasan Faraj, has been selected as the student representative to the School Board for the 2018-19 school year. Faraj’s selection was announced at the June 20 School Board meeting. He will join Superintendent Steve Walts and School Board members on the dais for the first time at the September 5 meeting.

Two alternates for the position were also named, Annabel Bergeron, Brentsville District High School; and Wilfredo Villatoro, Gar-Field High School.

“Last year marked the first time we included a student representative to the School Board, and it was wonderful having that perspective, said Superintendent Walts. I am looking forward to another successful year and all of the insight Sasan will share.”

Faraj is a non-voting member, but will have an opportunity to share ideas, suggestions, and concerns solicited from students. Students may contact him at

Faraj is an accomplished debater at Patriot High School, and serves as captain of the debate team. He was elected president of the Social Studies Honor Society for the 2018-19 school year. Faraj represented Patriot High School at the 2018 West Point Leadership and Ethics Conference. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and National English Honor Society.

Faraj adds to his long list of achievements his recent selection to represent Prince William County Public Schools at the Summer Residential Governor’s School for Humanities, running June 24 through July 21.

"Being selected as the student representative to the School Board is an honor and a privilege. Through hard work, tenacity, and teamwork among all of the student representatives, we can ensure that the student body's voice is heard and the School Board’s decisions are understood,” said Faraj.