Eric Guerci, a sophomore at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School has been elected as the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2015-2016 school year. Mr. Guerci’s term begins on July 1, 2015.
All secondary school students were eligible to vote in the SMOB election and 81.7 percent cast ballots. Mr. Guerci received 52 percent of the vote, while his opponent, Rachit Agarwal, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School, received 48 percent.
Mr. Guerci has been active in student government and leadership for several years and currently serves as vice president for the Montgomery County Regional (MCR) Student Government Association (SGA). He has also served as the MCR SGA Finance Committee Chair; senior policy advisor to the SMOB Advisory Council; and is the co-founder and executive vice president of Montgomery County Student and Business Leaders for Education, which promotes public/private partnerships to improve education.
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 is not paid, but receives a $5,000 college scholarship, student service learning hours, and one honors-level social studies credit.
Mr. Guerci will replace the current SMOB, Dahlia Huh, a senior from Clarksburg High School who will graduate in May.
For more information, visit the Student Member of the Board website.