Dahlia Huh, a rising senior at Clarksburg High School, will be sworn in as the 37th Student Member of the Board of Education on Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at 7 p.m., at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. Huh will be sworn in by Clerk of the Court Loretta Knight.
Ms. Huh was elected to serve a one-year term on the Board by middle and high school students of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS). She received 69 percent of the vote in the April 30 election in which 77 percent of eligible students cast ballots.
Ms. Huh has been active in student government at the school and district level. This past school year, she served her second year on the SMOB Advisory Council and her second term as Student Government Association (SGA) vice president at Clarksburg High School. Ms. Huh has also served as the Montgomery Regional SGA secretary and as a delegate to the American Youth Summit.
The SMOB is a voting member of the Board of Education, and can cast votes on all items, with the exception of boundary changes, the capital and operating budgets, collective bargaining, negative personnel matters, and school closings. The SMOB receives a $5,000 college scholarship, student service learning hours, and one honors-level social studies credit.
Ms. Huh will succeed the current SMOB, Justin Kim, a 2014 graduate of Poolesville High School.
For more information on the SMOB, visit the Student Member of the Board website.