Four students have been nominated by members of the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils to fill the student seat on the Anne Arundel County Board of Education.
The candidates are scheduled to give speeches on CRASC Election Day, March 17. Student representatives from secondary schools throughout the county will vote, with the winner being appointed to the board by Gov. William Donald Schaefer.
Nominated to replace outgoing student board member Desira St. Pierre of Broadneck High School were Terry Gilleland of North County High School; Bridget Carmichael of Arundel High School; Jennifer Robey of Severna Park High School; and Dan Delany of Annapolis High School.
One of the four juniors will be chosen to serve on the board for a one-year term beginning July 1. To be chosen, a student must be a senior during the year he or she serves.
The Anne Arundel County Board of Education is the only one in the state that allows a student board member full voting privileges.
In other action, CRASC members voted to support an effort to create an elective high school class on women's history.
"We have an Asian history class at our school, and we learn about blacks, but we don't have a class for women's history," said Kara Gittes, a student at Broadneck High who advocated the idea.
"Women need to learn about themselves. We studied the history of how women got the vote, but we went through it so quickly. There were two or three important women, and we only spent a day on them.
"This class would be an elective, so it's not like we're talking about making people take it," she added.