State Superintendent Student Cabinet


The State Superintendent's Student Cabinet is Accepting Applications for School Year 2020-2022!

Students interested in serving on the State Superintendent’s Student Cabinet will need to submit their application and meet any other criteria stated within this Application for Selection. Applications are due by November 23, 2020, by 5:00 PM CDT, and should be submitted by email to or fax to 

The Department of Public Instruction is looking for students in grades 3-12 in any public or non-public school to serve as members of the State Superintendent's Student Cabinet. The purpose of the State Superintendent’s Student Cabinet is to provide a forum for North Dakota students’ voices to be heard. 

Students from different grade levels, backgrounds, cultures, school size, and areas within North Dakota will share their opinions and offer advice about educational opportunities and policy in North Dakota with State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Kirsten Baesler. 

Cabinet meetings will be held throughout the coming school year. Most meetings will be held at the State Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota. Cabinet Members will be notified of the first meeting date upon selection.  

Selected students will be expected to attend all scheduled meetings; prepare for each meeting as needed; work collaboratively with each other, and with the Department of Public Instruction staff as needed; and express views and opinions openly, constructively, and respectfully. 

By becoming a member of the State Superintendent’s Student Cabinet, students will: 

  • Have a direct role in improving education for all students in North Dakota; 
  • Gain important leadership, public speaking, decision making, and team-building skills;  
  • Develop a network of support and mentors through exposure to leaders across the state; and  
  • Have a great addition to their resume and college applications. 



2020-2022 Student Cabinet Members

  • Landon Pitner, a third grader at South Prairie Elementary in Minot
  • Chase Jackson, a fourth grader at Gussner Elementary in Jamestown
  • Autumn Newman, a fifth grader at Centennial Elementary in Fargo
  • Toby Rule, a fifth grader at Solheim Elementary in Bismarck
  • Marley Lotvedt, a sixth grader at Kenmare Elementary in Kenmare
  • Ella Franklin, a sixth grader at Ben Franklin Middle School in Fargo
  • Silvana Dembiti, a seventh grader at Mandan Middle School in Mandan
  • Olivia Grote, a seventh grader at Simle Middle School in Bismarck
  • Tristan Orton, a seventh grader at Dickinson Middle School in Dickinson
  • Cecelia Bear, an eighth grader at Montpelier Public School in Montpelier
  • Ann Muggli, an eighth grader at Oakes Public School in Oakes
  • Eli Zerr, an eighth grader at South Middle School in Grand Forks
  • Taylor Koster, a ninth grader at Century High School in Bismarck
  • Griffin Terras, a ninth grader at Horace High School in Horace
  • Ayden Frohlich, a 10th grader at Legacy High School in Bismarck
  • Tyson Odermann, a 10th grader at Parshall High School in Parshall
  • Zoe Bundy, a 10th grader at Davies High School in Fargo
  • Aidan Bertsch, an 11th grader at West Fargo High School in West Fargo
  • Amy Hong, an 11th grader at South High School in Fargo
  • Reilly Meyer, an 11th grader at Trinity High School in Dickinson
  • Sheyenne Waletzko, an 11th grader at Lisbon High School in Lisbon
  • Arianna Even, a 12th grader at Legacy High School in Bismarck
  • Thomas Tiegs, a 12th grader at Ellendale Public School in Ellendale

2018-2020 Meeting Agendas

Student Cabinet Past Members