Maryland State SMOB Applications Are Now Open Until November 15

by MCS Staff

Applications for the 2023-2024 State Student Member on the Board of Education (SMOB) are now open:

This important public official position requires a nomination by the student’s school, and the student must be regularly enrolled in a public high school, in good standing, and a junior or senior as of July 1, 2023 (meaning they are a current sophomore or junior). The school nomination is due by 5:00 p.m., Monday, November 14, 2022.

Education Article §2-202 of the Maryland General Assembly Statute authorizes the appointment by the Governor of a student member of the Maryland State Board of Education. The responsibilities of this position are extensive, therefore we highly encourage students to read, research, and talk to the current and former state SMOBs before applying.

In addition, this year the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) is hosting a virtual SMOB Informational Webinar (an interest meeting) hosted by Merin Thomas, the current state SMOB, Kevin Bokoum (Washington County), and Jason Wu (Montgomery County), immediate past SMOBS (2021-2022 and 2020-2021 respectively).

Interested students may register for this event from the MASC home page post:

Please share the attached packet with your high school principals so they and their student nominees can read the packet that contains the various deadlines and the different components needed to complete the application process.  There are no exceptions to deadlines as this is the selection of a public official.  The packet can also be accessed from this MASC webpage:

Please feel free to reach out with any questions and to find out more about the Maryland Association of Student Councils, MASC, visit the website,


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