Finalists Selected for Montgomery County Student Member of the Board of Education

Sami Saeed, a junior at Richard Montgomery High School, and Yoseph Zerihun, a junior at Springbrook High School, are the finalists for the 46th Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB). Elections will be held on April 19. From a pool of 12 students, Mr. Saeed and Mr. Zerihun were chosen by more than 400 voting middle and high school delegates attending the SMOB Nominating Convention at Watkins Mill High School.

Mr. Sami Saeed is a junior at Richard Montgomery High School. He currently serves as the president of the Richard Montgomery Student Government Association (SGA), and is a member of the SMOB Advisory Council and the Montgomery County Commission on Youth and Children. He is an avid writer and has written for The Tide, Richard Montgomery’s student newspaper, and The MoCo Student newspaper.

Mr. Zerihun is a junior from Springbrook High School. He is captain of Sprinbrook’s debate and mock trial teams, as well as captain of the school’s varsity baseball and golf teams. He also serves on the school’s SGA executive board as the language coordinator, where he ensures SGA materials are translated for all students.

Featured photo, courtesy of MCPS, shows Saeed (left) and Zerihun (right)

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