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Over the past few months, the ongoing global pandemic has exacerbated existing racism, ignorance, and discrimination aimed towards members of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, with a rise in hate incidents across the nation. These acts of violence have no place in our society.
I hope that we can join together in ensuring that these xenophobic attitudes do not exist within our own communities. Together, we must stand with the members of the Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Islander community, and absolutely condemn the discrimination and violence that has been intensified during the pandemic.
These times serve as a reminder that we must never stop working towards a better understanding of one another, and continue to treat each other with kindness and respect. As Student Member of the Maryland State Board of Education (SMOB), I look forward to continuing to serve you all in the next four months ahead as my term comes to an end. Please do not hesitate to reach out to me should you ever need support.
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Jason Wu (J.Wu personal statement and resume)
Poolesville High School (Montgomery County)
Poolesville High School senior Jason Wu was sworn in on July 15 as the 35th student member of the Maryland State Board of Education.
Wu was voted into the position by over 500 middle and high school students and appointed by Governor Larry Hogan. Wu has been active in student government since the sixth grade. As Student Member of the Board (SMOB), he will represent over 800,000 students in the state, helping make decisions to better their education.
Link to photos of swearing-in (Link to Google folder)