Tyler Guthrie is a current Junior at Richard Montgomery High School. He became involved in student government shortly after Freshman year when he joined his county’s Student Member of the Board (SMOB) advisory council. During this term, he testified at the County Council and discussed with local officials with hopes to produce a tangible amelioration of student life. He also took his first steps within his Region’s student council during that year by attending MCR-SGA events and working with committees to tackle issues. It became a goal of his to involve as many students as possible in student government and that vision has carried with him to MASC. In the summer of 2018, he transitioned into a new world of advocacy and leadership as a Democracy Summer fellow with Jamie Raskin’s campaign for Congress. Alongside other high school and college students, he canvassed, phone banked, listened to guest speakers, and attended events all while meeting the people that run our government. Other than his involvement in advocacy based programs, Tyler enjoys running track, reading, and traveling. He looks forward to working with the executive board this year as a SLACer!
Noureen Badwi is a Sophomore and Law and Public Policy Magnet student at Towson High School in Baltimore County. Noureen was the former MASC Chief of Staff and currently also serves as Vice Chair of the Maryland Youth Advisory Council. Noureen firmly believes that students and youth should be placed at the forefront of decisions and policies that affect them and that the student and youth voice is imperative to creating positive change in any school system and legislative body. She thinks that organizations like MASC and passionate student advocates are the key to doing just that. In addition to Noureen’s interest in youth-related advocacy and political science, Noureen also enjoys oil painting, reading and studying math and physics and hopes one day to live in Manhattan as a corporate attorney prosecuting white collar crime and corporate malfeasance. Noureen is thrilled for another year in MASC and is excited to expand MASC’s legislative influence and advocacy on local, state, and federal levels.
DeJuan Woods is a junior at Thomas Stone High School in Charles County, Maryland. He has been involved in student government for over six years and is beyond thrilled to serve as one of MASC’s Service Coordinators for the school year! DeJuan has been involved with student government on a school, county, and state level. Over the past year, DeJuan has served as Charity Coordinator, a regional officer position, for the Charles County Association of Student Councils. He also served as TSHS Class of 2020 Vice-President and PTSO Liaison. He now currently holds the honor of serving as his school’s Student Government President!
Aside from student government, DeJuan is currently the President of his school’s National Honor Society, involved heavily as an actor in Thomas Stone’s theatre program and productions, is a Delegate on the Charles County SMOB Advisory Council in regards towards Social Media, participates in Thomas Stone’s Chamber Orchestra and Mixed Concert Choir, manages the Girls Varsity Field Hockey Team, and swims for Thomas Stone’s Swim Team. He also volunteers and plays music around Charles County at various senior citizen homes. DeJuan looks forward to expanding the role community service plays in student’s lives this year and hopes to use his past experience with service oriented work to help him with this position. He hopes to have a successful year working with MASC’s State Charity for the 2018-2019 School Year!
Emily Kerns is a junior at McDonough High School in Charles County. She has been involved with SGA for three years. She was previously Class of 2020 President at her school for two years, and is now SGA President at her school. She is also McDonough’s Liaison to the Charles County Board of Education. She is very excited for her role as Service Coordinator for this school year!
Carmelli Leal is one of MASC’s Environmental Affairs Coordinators of the 2018-2019 school year. Since starting her involvement in student government in sixth grade, Carmelli has grown to fall in love with cooperating with others to advocate for fellow students and the issues that they face. She is particularly passionate about the environment, mental health, and women’s rights. After her first regional general assembly meeting, she was hooked and started on the path that led her to be on the MASC Executive Board. She is currently attending Eastern Technical High School in Baltimore County as a sophomore. Outside of MASC, Carmelli loves to stay active in school and in her community. In school, she is in engaged in several extracurriculars including the Future Business Leaders of America, jazz band, student government, volleyball, and her class organization. Outside of school, she volunteers as a student tutor and volunteers at the Baltimore Veteran Affairs Medical Center. This year, Carmelli hopes to have a successful year in helping to make MASC as environmentally friendly as possible and working to help and advocate for students all across the state of Maryland.
Morgan Jones is a sophomore and is currently enrolled in the Cyber Security program at North Point High School for Science, Technology, and Industry. She is from CCASC and first got into student government from a friend telling her about it in the sixth grade, and soon enough she became actively involved. Morgan has been active on the school, county, state, and national levels throughout her student council career and is eager to continue participating. This year she is on the CCPS SMOB Advisory Council as Social Media Coordinator. She enjoys art, music, and community service in her free time. Morgan is very passionate about SGA and is looking forward to the upcoming school year and making a meaningful impact.
Jayshree is currently a sophomore at Mount Hebron High School in Howard County. She is honored to serve as a Liaison to the Maryland Center for School Safety since school safety has become a huge concern for parents, students, and educators alike in light of recent events. In general, Jayshree enjoys serving in positions that enable her to advocate for social issues — a perfect balance of her interests in health and ethics. Consequently, she has served as the Student Health Committee Chair for the SMOB Advisory Council and as a member of MASC’s Legislative Advocacy Committee. Outside of leadership activities, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and volunteering. Through MASC, Jayshree hopes to improve the Maryland student community by acting as a facilitator of change while also improving her own confidence and social/networking skills.
Jordan Colquitt is a junior at Parkdale High School in Prince George’s County. He is currently enrolled in Advancement Placement and Pre-International Baccalaureate courses. His greatest pleasure is serving the community in any way possible. A few other things he enjoys are traveling, listening to music and running. He participates on Parkdale’s baseball team, founded the Black Student Union, and serves as Class President in his school. Whatever he does in life, he aspires to be a positive influence in his community – a game changer.
Amanya Paige is a Senior at Parkdale High School in Prince George’s County Maryland. She absolutely loves Student Government and is honored to serve as one of the Coordinators of Equity and Inclusion this school year! She was previously on the executive board as one of the Evaluations Coordinators and is currently the Student Member of the Prince George’s County Board of Education. She is a strong advocate for equitable education and social justice. She aspires to go to college and major in Communications with a concentration in Public Relations and minor in International Relations and Educational Policy. On her free time she enjoys painting and volleyball.