Azeezat Adeleke, a rising senior at North Point High School, is the student member of the Board of Education of Charles County for the 2012-13 school year. She will be sworn in to her position by Board of Education Chairman Roberta S. Wise at the June 12 meeting, which begins at 1 p.m.
As the Student Board Member, Adeleke will work with a student liaison committee throughout the school year. The following students were selected as members of the student liaison committee:
- Taylor Wade, Henry E. Lackey High School, rising senior and alternate student board member;
- Jenny Fotang, La Plata High School, rising senior;
- Amit Patel, Maurice J. McDonough High School, rising junior;
- Jessica Kirkham, North Point High School, rising senior;
- Maher Bousaba, Thomas Stone High School, rising junior; and
- Angela Bartolomeo, Westlake High School, rising senior.
Each high school is required to have a student liaison and may be selected by methods approved by the school's Student Government Association (SGA) and principal. Each liaison can apply as a candidate for the position of Student Board Member. Each candidate submits an essay regarding a student concern and a detailed possible solution.
The essays are evaluated and candidates are interviewed by a committee composed of students and advisors. The liaison with the highest combined score on the essay and the interview is named the Student Board Member.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,700 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Dr. Patricia Vaira, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Coordinator (students), or Keith Hettel, Section 504 Coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, Maryland 20646; (301) 932-6610/870-3814. For special accommodations call (301) 934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.