Three 11th-grade students remain in the running to be named the 2013-2014 student member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education after a panel whittled the list from five who submitted applications for the post.
The finalists are:
- Scott Lanoue, Broadneck High School
- Else Drooff, Broadneck High School
- Wilglory Tanjong, Arundel High School
The Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB) is elected by the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) and appointed by the governor. The student member 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 number of initial applicants necessitated interviews as called for by the CRASC constitution to narrow the field to three. As required by the CRASC constitution, the interviews were conducted by a three-member panel consisting of current student Board member Nick Lefavor of South River High School, CRASC President Emma Graybill of Northeast High School, and AACPS Administrator of Student Leadership Development Aimee Poisson.
The three finalists will participate in a Candidates Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 13, 2013, in the Board Room of the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis.
Elections to determine the candidate whose name will be forwarded to the governor for appointment will take place on April 5, 2013, 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.