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February 12, 2013
The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a student liaison representative as an ex-officio member of the board. The student liaison is chosen in cooperation with public and private high schools in Harford County and applicants should be in their junior year and will serve during their senior year. Student applications must be submitted by Friday, March 15. The role of student liaison is to obtain input on library services, policies and materials collections from their peers, to encourage teens to consider librarianship as a career, to encourage use of library services by teens and to gain practical experience in the operations of their government.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Atholton High School's Miles Walker recently captured the state's top prize in an American Legion national government instruction program, an accomplishment that for the 16-year-old rising senior was nearly a lifetime in the making. The Columbia resident was an infant when his mother, Lisa Walker Woodyard, first read about the Boys State program in the memoir of President Bill Clinton, who attended as a 16-year-old himself. The regimented instruction program was launched by the American Legion in 1935 to counter the Soviet Union's Young Pioneer camps and according to the American Legion strives to teach civic duty via role playing as state and local politicians.
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June 10, 2012
UNION BRIDGE - O'Reilly Miani, a member of the Class of 2013 at Francis Scott Key High School, will become the new student representative on the Carroll County Board of Education this week. She will be installed as the student representative on June 13. "I ran for student representative on the board because I saw it as the most effective way to help my classmates and gain valuable life experiences," she said in a school system release. She has been involved in student government at FSK, and has served as the historian for the Student Government Association, treasurer of the Leo Club, and SGA representative to the National Honor Society.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | April 25, 2013
Arundel High School junior Christian Hodges was recently selected to serve on the Maryland State Board of Education as its student member, a position that places another item on his already loaded agenda. The 17-year-old from Odenton will serve during the 2013-2014 school year, with his appointment formally taking effect July 1. Hodges is already known in five states for his penchant for multitasking. He currently serves on the Region 2 advisory council of the National Association of Student Councils, representing students from Maryland, New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Pennsylvania.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | June 3, 2007
An effort to empower the student representative on the county school board with voting rights faces an uphill battle. Jennifer Cook, the board's student representative who leaves her post June 30, is seeking to strengthen the position by negotiating for partial voting rights for future representatives. The student representative is a nonvoting position. With partial rights, the student representative could vote on policy, but not on matters related to budgets, contracts or personnel. At a recent board meeting, Cook, a Harford Technical High School student, did not ask for voting rights, but took the first step in that direction by recommending changes in the way student representatives are selected.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | July 8, 2007
Chase Jackson, a rising senior at Harford Technical High School, is scheduled to be sworn in tomorrow as the next student representative to the Harford County Board of Education. The 17-year-old from Abingdon hopes to study business administration at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. At Harford Tech, he studies computer-aided design and drafting. This summer, he plans to attend leadership seminars and works at Target. Since his election in January, Jackson has attended the weekly board meetings to become familiar with the process.
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By DAVID P. GREISMAN and DAVID P. GREISMAN,SUN REPORTER | June 18, 2006
At least four days a week, Maggie McEvoy saddles Sweet Georgia Brown and takes the 11-year-old thoroughbred into a fenced area in her backyard. While some days are spent riding recreationally, the rest of the time McEvoy trains her horse for monthly riding and jumping competitions. The training, which includes a weekly lesson at Aspiring Heights Farm in Westminster, is just one of many extracurricular commitments for McEvoy, a rising senior at Century High School in Sykesville. For the next year, McEvoy also will spend about 10 hours a week serving on the Carroll County Board of Education.
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By Gina Davis and Gina Davis,SUN STAFF | September 7, 2004
It's a job posting not many teens would flock to fill. Wanted: A rising high school senior to be student representative on the Carroll County school board. He or she must be willing to attend sometimes boring, often long school board meetings, on school nights and during the summer. The ideal candidate must be capable of straddling the worlds of youths and adults. Among other duties, this person will spend countless hours poring over reports, researching issues, consulting with other board members and school administrators, as well as meeting with students.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | June 24, 2007
After months of observing, listening and preparing, Liberty High School rising senior Rachel Van Parys has left the audience and joined the actors, ready to take on her new role. Van Parys is the new student member of the Carroll County Board of Education, a position she will hold for a year. For the first time this month, she slipped into the seat recently vacated by Maggie McEvoy, a Century High student who just graduated. "It's really exciting, and it will definitely be hard to follow Maggie and Brendan [Schlauch]
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December 23, 1990
Jenna Skopp, a junior at North Harford High School, has been selected to be student representative on the Board of Education.Skopp, will be serving as a student representative on the Board of Education of Harford County during the 1991-92 school year. She replaces Tina Krasnodemski, also a student at North Harford.Skopp will begin her term in July.
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February 12, 2013
The Harford County Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a student liaison representative as an ex-officio member of the board. The student liaison is chosen in cooperation with public and private high schools in Harford County and applicants should be in their junior year and will serve during their senior year. Student applications must be submitted by Friday, March 15. The role of student liaison is to obtain input on library services, policies and materials collections from their peers, to encourage teens to consider librarianship as a career, to encourage use of library services by teens and to gain practical experience in the operations of their government.
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September 15, 2012
State Sen. Joe Getty (R-Dist. 5) was recently honored by the Carroll County Student Government Association with its 2012 Friend of the CCSGA award. "Senator Getty was phenomenal last year in his dedication to helping the students," said Angela Bladen, a 2012 graduate of Francis Scott Key High School who served as the student representative to the county Board of Education during the 2011-2012 school year. During the 2012 legislative session of the General Assembly, the student government association initiated a legislative proposal that would make the current practice by which a student representative serves on the Carroll County Board of Education a requirement under state law. The Carroll County Senate Delegation introduced the proposal as Senate Bill 660. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 47-0 but died in the House of Delegates.
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June 10, 2012
UNION BRIDGE - O'Reilly Miani, a member of the Class of 2013 at Francis Scott Key High School, will become the new student representative on the Carroll County Board of Education this week. She will be installed as the student representative on June 13. "I ran for student representative on the board because I saw it as the most effective way to help my classmates and gain valuable life experiences," she said in a school system release. She has been involved in student government at FSK, and has served as the historian for the Student Government Association, treasurer of the Leo Club, and SGA representative to the National Honor Society.
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December 15, 2011
Again this year, the student representative on the Harford County Board of Education will be seeking legislative action that would give the position a meaningful vote when the school board takes action. As it stands, the student representative on the board is little more than a lobbyist for the student body. Those who serve in the position are able to give the student perspective to their colleagues on the board, possibly swaying an opinion or two. Beyond that, however, real authority is strictly limited.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | July 6, 2008
David John "DJ" Sigworth, a rising senior at Fallston High School, is scheduled to be sworn in tomorrow as the next student representative to the Harford County Board of Education. The 17-year-old from Forest Hill says he is a political junkie who hopes to study next year in Washington at Georgetown University or George Washington University, and someday, go to law school. He steps into his new role after surviving a harrowing incident in March last year when he and his three friends were struck by a drunken driver whose vehicle swerved into their lane.
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By Ruma Kumar and Ruma Kumar,Sun Reporter | April 13, 2008
A new law will give every Anne Arundel County school board member a salary, except one: the student member. The new legislation, squeezed through last week, provides board members with a $6,000 annual salary and the president with an $8,000 salary. A similar piece of legislation had passed last spring, but confusion over wording in the law gave salary hikes to only three board members while leaving the others with the $300 stipend they'd historically received for expenses such as gas. The new law, which corrected that disparity, has rankled the youngest member of the board -- thought to be the only student member in the nation with full voting authority -- who said the youths in that position should receive the same compensation as their adult counterparts because they do the same amount of work.
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December 15, 2011
Again this year, the student representative on the Harford County Board of Education will be seeking legislative action that would give the position a meaningful vote when the school board takes action. As it stands, the student representative on the board is little more than a lobbyist for the student body. Those who serve in the position are able to give the student perspective to their colleagues on the board, possibly swaying an opinion or two. Beyond that, however, real authority is strictly limited.
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By GINA DAVIS and GINA DAVIS,SUN REPORTER | April 13, 2006
Carroll County school board members rejected last night a resolution to support partial voting rights for the panel's student representative. Brendan Schlauch, this year's student representative, has an "opinion vote," which means he is allowed to participate in voting at board meetings, but the vote does not count. The resolution would not have affected Schlauch, whose term ends next month, but he had hoped to secure the right for future representatives. Students at the meeting called the board's 3-2 vote a disappointment, but they said they would persevere.
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By Madison Park and Madison Park,Sun Reporter | July 8, 2007
Chase Jackson, a rising senior at Harford Technical High School, is scheduled to be sworn in tomorrow as the next student representative to the Harford County Board of Education. The 17-year-old from Abingdon hopes to study business administration at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. At Harford Tech, he studies computer-aided design and drafting. This summer, he plans to attend leadership seminars and works at Target. Since his election in January, Jackson has attended the weekly board meetings to become familiar with the process.
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