Carroll County Students Elected to MASC Executive Board
Release Date: 5/11/2011 3:31:37 PM
Two students from Carroll County Public Schools have been elected to serve on the Maryland Association of Student Councils’ (MASC) Executive Board for the 2011-2012 school year. The MASC is a state-wide organization that represents the public school systems in Maryland. The organization strives to foster a statewide environment for all secondary school students to exchange ideas and opinions, to develop leadership skills, and to promote student representation and involvement in the various groups and organizations that impact the lives of Maryland students.
During the MASC Convention held in March, Shobhit Kumar from Westminster High School was elected First Vice President, and Shannon Boles from West Middle School was elected Second Vice President of the MASC Executive Board for the 2011-2012 school year. This is the second time that two students from Carroll County have been elected onto the five-member Officer Team during the same term.
The competitive election process took place over the course of the three-day MASC Conference in which the students were nominated, campaigned for their positions, presented speeches, and were ultimately elected.
The roles for which these students were chosen carry tremendous responsibility and importance. Kumar and Boles will serve for a year-long term and will represent Carroll County within the MASC. As First Vice President of MASC, Kumar will be responsible for selecting and administering MASC awards and serving as the liaison to all Regional Presidents. As Second Vice President, Boles will encourage the participation of middle school student councils in MASC regions by increasing their understanding of MASC’s policies, procedures, and activities. Additionally, with the rest of the Executive Board, they will be responsible for planning three major conferences throughout the year and will attend events that will focus on enhancing their leadership, advocacy, and communication skills throughout their term.