Noah Branch, a sophomore at Minneapolis Patrick Henry High School, was sworn in on Feb. 10 as the first-ever student representative on the city's school board. He doesn't get a vote on the board, but he does get to have his say about anything that comes before the board.
Branch comes to the board as an active member of student government at both Henry and in the district's City Wide Student Government. His term runs through the end of 2015, at which time he'll also receive a $5,000 college scholarship.
Noah Branch spoke with MPR News' Tom Weber about what he hopes to discuss and achieve during his ten months on the board.