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Finalists for Student School Board Member to Meet Public March 19

Three juniors are the finalists to be named the next student member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. A Candidates Night for the three is planned for March 19.

Three juniors are the finalists to be named the 2014-15 student member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. File|Patch
Three juniors are the finalists to be named the 2014-15 student member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education. File|Patch

Three juniors are the finalists to be named the 2014-15 student member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Education after a panel whittled the list from seven who applied for the post, according to a district news release.

The finalists are: Ayesha Chaudry, South River High School; Camilla Shanley, North County High School; and Christopher Umanzor, Old Mill High School.

The election to choose the student member of the board of education is sponsored by the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils. The student member is appointed by the governor and serves a one-year term during his or her senior year of high school, and receives a $6,000 college scholarship. Anne Arundel’s student member is the only one in the nation on a local board of education with full voting rights.

The number of initial applicants necessitated to narrow the field to three. The interviews were done by a three-member panel consisting of current student board member Else Drooff of Broadneck High School, CRASC President Kara Ritterpusch of Chesapeake High School, and AACPS Administrator of Student Leadership Development Aimee Poisson.

The three finalists will participate in a Candidates Night from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 19 in the board room of the Parham Building, 2644 Riva Road in Annapolis.

Elections to determine the candidate whose name will be forwarded to the governor for appointment will take place on April 1 at the CRASC General Assembly meeting.

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