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Term: School Year 2020-21 & 2021-22
Xyra Mercer is a senior at the Dr. William W. Henderson K-12 Inclusion School in Dorchester, where she is deeply engaged and involved in her school and her community at large. Xyra is a tour de force at her school, serving as the captain of the debate team, a member of student government, a leader of Vanguards (the Henderson’s women's empowerment group), a member of the Black Student Union, a voting member of the Henderson Governing Board, and an active member of the Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club. No stranger to public speaking or leadership roles, in 2019, Xyra gave a speech to Boston Public Schools teachers, principals, and district leaders at the BPS August Leadership Institute.
Xyra intends to pursue a career in education, with the ambition of obtaining a doctorate. She could also see herself pursuing a career in public service, as she believes there are many current issues in the country that are not being addressed. She would like to be a catalyst for change.