2022-2023 State SMOB Candidates

1 January 2022
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MASC is hosting a special Town Hall meeting at 7:00 p.m., on  Thursday, February 3, 2022, where there will be opportunities to ask candidates questions about their experiences and platforms.  Registration opens on January 11 and closes at 11:59 p.m., on Tuesday, February 1, 2022.  Login information will be sent to registered participants on the evening of  February 2nd.

Link to Register for the Town Hall- click here.



Congratulation to the 2022-2023 candidates for student member on the state Board of Education.

Candidates are listed alphabetically by first name:

Allison Schultz

Fort Hill High School
Allegany County
• Resume (pdf file Allison Schultz)
• Personal Statement (pdf file Allison Schultz)

Social Media
Instagram: @allisonforSMOB
Email:  allisonSMOB@gmail.com

Azalia Long-Brown
North Caroline High School
Caroline County
• Resume (pdf file Azalia Long-Brown)
• Personal Statement (pdf file Azalia Long-Brown)

Social Media
Instagram: @azalia4smob
Twitter: @azalia4smob
TikTok: @azalia4smob

Merin Thomas
James M. Bennett High School
Wicomico County
• Resume (pdf file Merin Thomas)
• Personal Statement (pdf file Merin Thomas)

Social Media
Instagram: @merin.smob

Sharada Narayanan
Urbana High School
Frederick County
• Resume (pdf file Sharada Narayanan)
• Personal Statement (pdf file Sharada Narayanan)

Social Media
Instagram: @sharada4mdsmob
Twitter: @sharada4mdsmob

Susannah Cheezum
Colonel Richardson High School
Caroline County
• Resume (pdf file Susannah Cheezum)
• Personal Statement (pdf file Susannah Cheezum)

Social Media
Instagram: @susannah4smob
Twitter: @CheezumMd

On the afternoon of February 5th, you will be able to watch the candidates’ pre-recorded speeches.  At the Legislative Session, they will also give a very brief speech before the question and answer period.

Students registered for the Legislative Session may submit questions for the candidates.  Questions will be randomly selected and each candidate will have the opportunity to respond during a 30-minute question and answer session.  In addition to the “Meet the Candidates” Town Hall meeting, students attending the Legislative Session can meet with candidates during a morning “Meet and Greet” and again during “Lunch Chats” before receiving their ballots for preferential voting (rank choice voting).  The top two candidates’ names will be forwarded to the Governor for consideration of appointment to the State Board of Education for 2022-20223.

Before the Legislative Session, there are several opportunities to get to know the candidates.

MASC will post their social media and any web pages that the candidates may create.  They are allowed to campaign via social media only.

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