The Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) has announced that three 11th-grade students are in the running to be named the 2015-2016 student member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education.
The students are:
- Emily Balzano, Annapolis High School
- Jacob Horstkamp, North County High School
- Linda Waters, Broadneck High School
The Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB) election is sponsored by the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC). The student member is appointed by the Governor and serves a one-year term during his or her senior year of high school, and receives a $6,000 college scholarship. Anne Arundel’s student member is the only one in the nation on a local Board of Education with full voting rights.
The three candidates will participate in a Candidates Night at 6:30 p.m. on March 11, 2015, at the Carver Center, located at 2671 Carver Road in Gambrills.
Elections to determine the candidate whose name will be forwarded to the governor for appointment will take place on April 8, 2015, at the CRASC General Assembly meeting.
CRASC’s constitution and bylaws call for high schools and middle schools in the county to be allotted a predetermined number of delegates, based on each school’s enrollment, at the election. Delegates will represent student government, the arts, athletics, and other extracurricular activities.