Avonna Starck is a first-time candidate running for an open seat on the Fridley School Board (District 14). Starck has extensive experience working as an advocate and fundraiser for Fridley students. She has consulted on the Fridley Referendum campaign and is currently on the Fridley Middle School Principal's Parent Advisory Board. In addition, she is the co-founder of Fridley TRIP, a non-profit group focused on fundraising and programmatic messaging with the goal of recruiting underrepresented groups of students for attendance on the biannual east coast trip. Starck is a Fridley Charter Commissioner and member of Positively Fridley, a citizen group focused on making constructive change in the community. Starck intends to continue guiding students in the development of learning skills to help them achieve their full potential. When elected, Starck will collaboratively work with the Board and Superintendent in their vision for the future of all students.