Bio: Anousha Khan (she/her) is a junior in Frederick County. She has been a part of the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC) since she was in 7th grade, has been a Certified Workshop Presenter since 9th grade, and this will be her second year on staff. Outside of MASC, she is active in her county student government and is a student member on the Frederick County Public Schools Racial Equity Committee. Through this, she is a founding member of the Students of Colors Connector Club, a county organization to unite minority students. Outside of student government, Anousha wants to pursue a career in the medical field, using her strengths in student government to advocate for inequities in healthcare. She is involved in the National Science Honors Society, Fashion Club, Future Health Professionals of America, and Future Business Leaders of America. Some other hobbies include painting, listening to music, writing, and reading.
Bio: Eden Wainwright is a junior at Patuxent High School in Calvert County. She has been dancing since she was two years old and loves to play the violin. Eden is a member of the National Honor Society (NHS), Student Government Association (SGA), Student Lead Advisory, and many more. She is excited to serve as MASC’s Evaluations Coordinator. On a personal note, Edan has three siblings, one older and two younger.
Bio: Hayden Kelly is a Senior at Huntingtown High school in Calvert County Public Schools. He has been an active member of student government at the school, county, and state levels since 6th grade, holding positions ranging from County 2nd Vice President, all the way to the Student member of the Board of Education (SMOB). In addition to being extremely active in student government, he is involved in an array of other clubs including the National Honor Society, Peer tutoring, Varsity Wrestling, and NJROTC.
Bio: Samantha Warfel is a senior at Hereford High School in northern Baltimore County. This year, she is serving as a Student Workshop Coordinator but has served MASC as a two-time Communications Director throughout her time in the student council. She is also heavily involved in the regional student council, and is serving her third and final term as the President of the Baltimore County Student Councils (BCSC). Further, Samantha volunteers on local political campaigns is a Girl Up leader at her school and is passionate about peer tutoring initiatives, and student research. Her research paper “Collegiate Athletes and Sexual Assault: Justice for Victims Amid Perpetrator Protections” has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Student Research, and she has begun the publishing process for her most recent paper Health “Literacy for Afghan Women and Girls: Leveraging Blockchain Technology.” Samantha is building upon her passions for global affairs and international relations by currently serving as a research assistant on a globally-focused research project at the University of Maryland. One fun fact about her is that she can always be found striking up a conversation with someone new. Samantha is driven by her peers who have taught her the critical value of integrity, thoughtful curiosity, and taking ownership of one’s own actions, ideas, and mistakes. She firmly believes that these traits are defining characteristics of her generation and that they will propel young people to become future change-makers, and world leaders.
Bio: Jordan Hayes is a Sophomore at Patuxent High School (PAX) in Calvert County. She’s been involved in student government since the 2nd grade, and this will be her second year on the MASC Executive Board and will be serving as a Student Workshop Coordinator. In addition to this, she will also be serving as the Calvert Association of Student Councils (CASC) MASC Liaison, PAX Vice President, and PAX Class of 2025 President. Jordan began her MASC experience last year as a Divisional Liaison where her love for working with people grew. She is also involved in her school’s Advanced Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Jazz Band, playing the upright and electric bass. She competes on a Senior-4 team and Worlds team for Dynasty Spirit Elite Cheer, and participates in school Varsity cheer. Jordan is excited to serve this year on the MASC Executive Board and can’t wait to see more people in person!
Bio: Samantha Morris (she/her/hers) is a sophomore at Perry Hall High School in Baltimore County, where she is enrolled in the Project Lead the Way: Biomedical Sciences program. Samantha’s student council experience started when she became Historian at Perry Hall Middle School in her seventh-grade year. Since then, she has served as President of Perry Hall Middle School and held positions on both MASC and Baltimore County Student Councils (BCSC). In Baltimore County Student Councils, she has served as both a Middle School Liaison and a Student Training Coordinator. In MASC, she has served as a Middle School Ambassador for Division Three, and Division Three Liaison, and now this year as one of the Student Workshop Coordinators. Aside from this, she participates in Mock Trial, her school student council, and plays violin in her school’s symphony orchestra. However, she has always had a strong passion for student government from advocacy and civic engagement to accessibility for all students. Samantha is excited this year and hopes to encourage other student leaders throughout her time on the student council.
Bio: Mao Yu Cheng (she/her) is a junior at Northern High School in Calvert County. Although this is her first year at MASC, she has been involved with student government since 8th grade. She is one of the Vice Presidents of her school’s student government and Future Business Leaders of America. Outside of school, she is passionate about programming and is excited to utilize her skills to contribute to MASC.