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Two Candidates on Ballot for Student Member of MCPS School Board (PHOTO)

SMOBComposite2016Two Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are vying to become the next Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB).

Alexander Abrosimov, a sophomore from Richard Montgomery is running against current SMOB Eric Guerci, a junior from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High.

According to a MCPS news release, the Student Member of the Board provides the student viewpoint on education issues. The SMOB also earns social studies credit and a minimum of 250 hours of Student Service Learning (SSL) hours. A $5,000 college scholarship is also awarded to the student member, after serving a full term, the news release stated.

This year the SMOB may have expanded rights. A bill to allow the Montgomery County SMOB to vote on issues including; capital and operating budgets, school closings, reopenings, boundaries, and collective bargaining, passed through the Maryland General Assembly in March. The legislation, which is scheduled to go into effect July 1, now has to be signed by Maryland Governor Larry Hogan.

High school and middle school students will have the opportunity to vote for the SMOB on Wednesday, April 27.

Eric Guerci Reelected as Student Member of MCPS Board of Education (PHOTO)

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Eric Guerci, a junior from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, was reelected this week as the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) for the 2016-2017 school year. According to a news release, Guerci is only the third student in Montgomery County Public Schools history to run and win a second SMOB term. Guerci beat Alex Abrosimov, […]

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SMOB Candidates Turn to Social Media Ahead of Election

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On the eve of the Montgomery County Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) election, candidates have turned to social media to garner support. Eric Guerci, current SMOB and junior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, urged supporters to retweet his banner on Twitter and asked students to stand with him on Facebook. Tomorrow is […]

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Two Candidates on Ballot for Student Member of MCPS School Board (PHOTO)

SMOBComposite2016

Two Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students are vying to become the next Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB). Alexander Abrosimov, a sophomore from Richard Montgomery is running against current SMOB Eric Guerci, a junior from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High. According to a MCPS news release, the Student Member of the Board provides the student viewpoint on education issues. […]

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Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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