The Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) has announced on its Twitter page (@CRASC_Online) that three 11th-grade students have been named finalists for the 2017-2018 student member on the Board of Education of Anne Arundel County.
The students, selected from a field of seven applicants, are:
- Lusia Cole, Chesapeake Science Point PUblic Charter School
- Audrey Holzrichter, South River High School
- Cesar Ruiz, Annapolis High School
The Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB) election is sponsored by 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 finalists will participate in a Candidates Debate at 6:30 p.m. on April 5, 2017, at the Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis.
Elections to determine the candidate whose name will be forwarded to the governor for appointment will take place on April 20, 2017, 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.