Sebastian Johnson, a senior at Montgomery Blair High School, was sworn in for a one-year term as the student member of the Board of Education on Tuesday, July 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville.
The swearing-in ceremony was conducted by Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court Loretta Knight.
Johnson, a 16 year old resident of Takoma Park, has been active in student government since middle school. In the past four years, he has held a number of countywide student government leadership positions, including chair of the State Lobbying Committee for the Montgomery County Region of Student Councils (MCR). Johnson also has served as Student Government Association president at Blair and legislative trainer for the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC). He is founder and co-chair of Students for Sensible Government.
He is the 28th student member of the Board of Education.
The retiring student member of the Board of Education is Sagar Sanghvi, a 2005 graduate of Col. Zadok Magruder High School.