Clerk of the Court Robert Duckworth will administer the oath of office to the newest student member of the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County (SMOB) at a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015, at the county courthouse in Annapolis.
Governor Larry Hogan has appointed Jacob Horstkamp, a rising senior at North County High School, to serve a one-year term as Anne Arundel County’s 42nd student member of the Board. Horstkamp was selected for appointment by members of the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils, and will serve a one-year term.
Horstkamp will be just the second SMOB from North County High School. He will succeed Ayesha Chaudhry of South River High School, whose one-year term ends June 30, as the Board’s student member.
Students have held a seat on the Board since 1974, when Andover High School’s Jeffrey Robinson served in an advisory capacity. Anne Arundel’s student member has had full voting rights since 1975, and is the only member of a local school board in the nation to have that status.
Horstkamp will take part in his first Board meeting on July 8, 2015.