Springbrook High School junior Sarah Horvitz has been elected student member of the Board of Education for 2006-2007.
Horvitz was chosen by 54 percent of the secondary students who cast ballots in the April 26 election, conducted by the Montgomery County Region of the Maryland Association of Student Councils. The overall voter turnout was 82 percent (62,287 students).
All high schools and middle schools submitted election results, along with several special schools and alternative programs.
Her opponent, Lindsay Abbett, is a junior at Quince Orchard High School.
Horvitz will begin her term as the 29th student member of the Board on July 1. She has been active in student government for several years and currently is vice president of the Springbrook Student Government Association and coordinator of the Student Advisory Committee. Horvitz hopes to help open the Board’s public comment system to make it more accessible to students.
Horvitz also attended White Oak Middle School and Jackson Road Elementary School.