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News and Highlights

MCPS student leaders from the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC), Montgomery County Region (MCR), and MoCo EmpowHER met with Maryland State senators and delegates to advocate on bills that impact students, schools and communities across the state. #MCPSleads

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The March General Assemblies were full of activism and advovacy! Special thanks to the Clarksburg High School SGA and the Roberto Clemente Middle School SGA for hosting these student leadership meetings.

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The SMOB Nominating Convention was held on February 21, 2018 at Watkins Mill High School. The two candidates selected are Ms. Nimah Nayel (pictured left) and Ms. Ananya Tadikonda (pictured right).

Ms. Nayel is a Grade 11 student at Richard Montgomery High School and participates in the International Baccalaureate program. She currently serves as Junior Class President and has served in this role since her freshman year. She also serves as the President of the Muslim Student Association at her school and the captain of the school dance team.

Ms. Tadikonda is a Grade 11 student at Richard Montgomery High School. She currently serves as the Montgomery County Regional (MCR) SGA Vice President. In addition, Ananya serves on the Executive Board for the Maryland Association of Student Councils and as Co-President of MoCo EmpowHER. She has formerly served as the Treasurer for MCR and the President for the Montgomery County Junior Councils.

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Mrs. Shebra Evans, Vice President of the MCPS Board of Education, delivered greetings to the students on behalf of the her colleagues. Student delegates were enthusiastic to represent the voice of their school peers as they participated in the Convention.

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 Student leaders from MCR and MCJC presented testimony to the Maryland House of Delegates on HB251 regarding instruction on boundaries and consent to Family Life and Human Sexuality curriculum across the state.

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The MoCo EmpowHer meeting in January was a great success! Students shared ideas on key focus areas: Breaking the Glass Ceiling, Lobbying/Advocacy, Female Mentoring and Leadership, and Logistics.

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Our Programs

Student Government Associations

Students discuss and act on issues, problems, and concerns in the schools, as well as engaging in countywide activities.

Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB)

The SMOB is an elected official who can vote on issues like administrative appointments (including hiring of the Superintendent of Schools), policy, and the Board of Education's legislative platform.

Superintendent’s Leadership Academy

The Superintendent’s Leadership Academy (SLA) is transformative in its focus to enhance and enrich the life skills students require to successfully transition from high school into college and/or work. Academy students will participate in practical experiences intended to enrich and educate in the following areas: leadership, communication, self-discovery, and direction.

MoCo EmpowHER

To establish a safe, vibrant, and close-knit community for young women to unlock their full potential.

• Provide leadership development opportunities for young women
• Establish networks for female leaders
• Advocate and lobby for issues pertaining to young women
• Provide opportunities for female leaders to explore career options
• Engage with allied communities to expand advocacy efforts

Meeting Times and Dates

Drive for Supplies Corps

Students donate used school supplies at the end of the school year for disadvantaged children, which saves money by reducing disposal costs along with promoting community action.

Maryland General Assembly Page Program

Selected high school seniors participate as pages for members of the Maryland General Assembly during the general session.

The application period for the Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program has closed. It will open again Fall 2018.

Contact Us

850 Hungerford Drive, Suite 211
Rockville, MD 20850

Shella B. Cherry, Coordinator
Office: 240-314-1039
Fax: 301-517-8166

Jennifer L. Herman, Specialist
Office: 301-279-3454

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