Dasha Metropolitansky is a grade 11 student at White Oaks Secondary School in Oakville, Ontario. She is a student trustee for the Halton District School Board, representing over 60 000 students. Dasha is incredibly honored and excited to have been elected President of the Public Board Council.

At her school, Dasha is a senior executive on the debate club and the Founder and President of the Law and Mock Trial Society. Outside of school, Dasha is a top ranked competitive debater. Since grade seven, she has competed all over Canada and around the world in countries such as the United States, England, Germany, Singapore, Turkey, and the Czech Republic. Dasha is a Canadian Junior National Champion, two-­time Pan American Champion, and winner of multiple national-­level university tournaments. When she was in grade 8, Dasha was selected to be a member of the Canadian National Debate Team. Since then, she has been a part of the Canadian team at two World Championships. At both of those World Championships, Canada reached the grand final and placed second in the world.

Dasha channels her communication and persuasion skills into her passion for student advocacy. This past summer, she worked as a student advisor for the Halton Industry Education Council, an organization which connects industry leaders, educational experts, and youth. She was a member of the Because I Am a Girl speaker’s bureau and a featured speaker at the YMCA Peace Breakfast and the Halton Our Kids Network Do Your Part Conference.

When Dasha isn’t debating, leading a school club, or speaking at an event, you will likely find her watching an episode of Suits or whipping up a killer chocolate cake.