Larkin High School (LHS) graduate Allison Holloway served as the Student Advisor on the Board of Education during the 2015-16 school year, as well as represented her school on the CEO’s Student Advisory Council. Allison is working on her bachelor’s degree at Truman State University in Missouri where she is double majoring in sociology and vocal performance.
“The most satisfying part of being a Student Advisor was making a difference,” said Allison. “No comment is too small if it is helping make U-46 a better place for students.”
Starting off her college career, Allison became involved in Student Government and Hall Council, an organization of student leaders who make a difference within the residence halls. Allison plans on becoming more involved in campus life throughout her college journey.
Allison’s passion lies in two different directions - music and sociology. Her proudest accomplishment was getting accepted into the vocal academy at LHS. She later competed in the Illinois Music Education Association (ILMEA) All-State Honors Choir. She is open to both pathways after college, depending on what doors of opportunity lie ahead.
In just one year at LHS, Allison became the president of the Student Government and the Tri-M (Modern Music Masters) Music Honors Society. Once her presidential responsibilities were fulfilled, she moved on to serve as the Vice President of the National Honors Society and Treasurer of the Mathematics Honor Society, Mu Alpha Theta.
Allison advises future Student Advisors to approach discussions with an open mind keeping all District schools in mind.
“District U-46 prepared me through their great teachers, directors and counselors,” Allison said. “They have supplied the right people at the right time for their students and seem tuned in to what their students need.”