Bio: Michael Olson is a sophomore at Middletown High School in Frederick County and uses he/they pronouns, and also goes by the name of Avery. He has been in student council for the past five years and has plans of remaining in student council for the rest of his high school and college career. In his own county and in the state, he has advocated student equality, mental health, equitable access to resources, LGBTQIA+, a stund dent safety along with all the other concerns he hears from his classmates. Outside of student council he has participated in multiple clubs including Model United Nations, Unicef, Unified Sports, and Key Club. He regularly volunteers in the community in order to help others. Michael enjoys mountain biking and is on the Monocacy Composite team racing for Frederick County in statewide races. In the future, he has hopes of studying abroad in areas of psychology, sociology, and neurology. He has worked hard to overcome a speech impediment and apraxia to remain successful through school. He works hard to connect and understand the challenges they face so he may fight alongside of them.
Bio: Hiba is a senior at Maurice J. McDonough High School. She is a voracious student leader who believes in the power of student advocacy and representation for all. She has been involved in Student Government for the past two years and has a vested passion for mental health awareness. Through this passion, she was able to serve as the Charles County Association of Student Councils Mental Health Awareness Coordinator and her efforts led to the creation of the inaugural Charles County Mental Health Advisory Council which works to broaden student input regarding mental health issues. This year, Hiba chaired the SMOB Student Council Educational Policy Committee and was also involved in Mock Trial at her school. In her free time, she indulges in self improvement through reading, cooking, art, and writing. After high school, Hiba hopes to pursue a career in law or foreign policy.
Bio: Maggie Rathgeb is a sophomore at Northern High School in Calvert County. She is passionate about the student’s voice and has been involved in MASC since middle school. She has served as MASC Second Vice President, Operations Director, and is now super excited to serve as a Student Workshop Coordinator. Maggie is involved in several other clubs at her school, but MASC remains her top extracurricular priority. Outside of the student council, Maggie is a part of her school’s tennis team and likes to ski in her free time. She is so excited to continue her leadership journey in MASC!
Judy is a senior at Leonardtown High School, enrolled in the Academy of Global and International Studies. For her last year of high school, she will be serving as the St. Mary’s County Public Schools Student Member of the Board of Education (SMCPS SMOB). As well as the President of the LHS Class of 2022 and the LHS Student Government Association.
Her many interests include Model United Nations, politics, cooking, community service, and philanthropy. She had the pleasure of being a part of Team Fly4aCure, the 2020 Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Student of the Year National Champions, where they raised over $450,000 for blood cancer research. She continued her leadership with the 2021 TeamFly4aCure legacy team, where they became the LLS Maryland Champions. She joined the 5K Club during this year for raising over $5,000.
As a lover of academics, Judy is very passionate about the humanities and political science research. Her research paper ‘The Influence of Ethnic Media on Vietnamese American Immigrant Voting Patterns’ is published in the Journal of Student Research Volume 10 Issue 2. https://doi.org/10.47611/
After high school, Judy hopes to pursue a career in law after studying politics and philosophy. She hopes that her final year in MASC will provide her with memories to last a lifetime. She is so excited to continue embarking on the journey that is high school.
Bio: Laura is a Sophomore at Northern Garrett High School. She is a dedicated student council member and has been in student council for 5 years. She currently serves as Assistant Secretary of Garrett County Association of Student Councils and Historian of the Northern Garrett High School Student Council. Outside of Student Council, Laura is a member of FIRST Tech Challenge team 2818 G-FORCE, where she strives to spread her interest in STEM and robotics in the community. She is also a member of the Northern Garrett Mock Trial team, and a student at Frostburg Dance Academy, where she performs at various events around the community. Laura is a member of the Bittinger 4-H Club and an active exhibitor in the Garrett County Agricultural Fair with over 100 entries each year. She is also a very active member of her community and completes over 200 hours of volunteer service each year. Laura is excited to serve MASC in the Operations Department this year.