Kayvon Mihan is a grade 12 student at AY Jackson Secondary School in Kanata, a small township in the Ottawa valley. At school, Kayvon is a student who is involved in his academics as well as the extracurricular opportunities that surround him. He has been involved with anti-bullying and mental wellness campaigns, along with students’ council and a few athletics teams. Kayvon’s involvement in extracurricular activities began in middle school where he was given the opportunity to chair a committee that planned major student events. It was in this role where his understanding of the importance of student involvement in the school community began to develop.
Upon entering high school, Kayvon was elected to his student’s council in both grade 9 and 10 as a class representative, and was later elected as student senator to represent the voice of his school at monthly senate meetings. Shortly after his election as student senator, Kayvon was elected as one of the youngest student trustees in nearly a decade at the OCDSB. Upon his re-election as student trustee for the 2016-2017 school year, alongside Alexander MacDonald, Kayvon made the decision to run for President of OSTA-AECO with the support of his previous co-trustee Ella Stewart, and close colleagues within the association.
In his free time, Kayvon works at a family fun centre in Ottawa and is also a member of the 872 Royal Canadian Air Cadet Squadron. Now in his fifth year as a cadet, Kayvon has attained both his glider and private pilot’s licenses and strives to give back to the program and to the younger and newer cadets who now share the same passion as him. In addition to Cadets, Kayvon formerly trained in Karate where he attained a second degree black belt after having trained for seven years, and competed internationally for four years. Kayvon earned back to back gold medals at the WKC National Karate Championships in 2011 and 2012, and has additionally earned two bronze medals at the WKC World Karate Championships in 2011 and 2012 while fighting as a part of team Canada.
In the future, Kayvon hopes to study finance and law with the hopes of becoming a corporate lawyer, and later entering the world of politics. Kayvon is profoundly excited to be working with OSTA-AECO, and hopes to be a part of a team that will help influence positive, tangible change within the education system.