Daughter of Judy and Gary Guynn of...


June 13, 1994

JESSICA RAE GUYNN, 16, daughter of Judy and Gary Guynn of Piney Creek Road in Taneytown.

School: Sophomore at Francis Scott Key High School.

Honored for: Being elected by the Carroll County Student Government Association to represent it on the Carroll County Board of Education for the next 12 months. She also is president of the sophomore class at Key.

Jessica's votes are recorded, but don't count toward board decisions. She and other students are hoping for a change in that policy. Some counties in Maryland allow their student representatives to have a vote.

Goals: Possibly a career in public relations or communication.

Comments: "I guess getting experience in different areas is what I want from this position," she said of her new role on the school board.

"I would like to approach the issue of voting rights. I'm not elected by voters, but I would like to have some sort of partial vote" as the student representative does on the Baltimore County school board and others in the state, she said. "I wouldn't be able to vote on personnel matters or money, but on things like the extended day, that deal with students."

She said she agrees with the way the Carroll County Board of Education decided snow days should be made up -- by extending the school day instead of the school term.

But was she among the many students who would have preferred waiving the 180-day requirement this year?

"Of course," she said.

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