The Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils is proud to announce the three candidates who are in the running to be named the 2016-2017 student member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education.
The students are:
- Jacob Baumgart, Arundel High School
- Carolyn Williams, Glen Burnie High School
- Molly Fitzpatrick, Broadneck High School
The Student Member on the Board of Education election is hosted by the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils. 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.
Elections to determine the candidate whose name will be forwarded to the governor for appointment will take place on April 15, 2016, at the CRASC General Assembly meeting. The campaigning period is open and student campaigning activities are not limited to the day the election.
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.
Before votes are cast, candidates will deliver a speech and participate in a question and answer session.
The three candidates will participate in a Candidates Night at 6:30 p.m. on March 30, 2016, at the Carol Parham Building, located at 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis. Students and community members are welcome to attend.