Elected Officers

Carmelli Leal

President
Eastern Technical HS
Baltimore County


Since starting her involvement in student government in sixth grade, Carmelli has fallen in love with cooperating with others to advocate for fellow students and the issues that they face. She is particularly passionate about women’s rights, climate change, racial justice, and mental health. She is currently attending Eastern Technical High School in Baltimore County as a senior. Outside of MASC, Carmelli loves to stay active in school and in her community. Throughout her high school career, she has served as the Class of 2021 VP for Eastern Tech’s Future Business Leaders of America chapter for the past few years, played alto saxophone in her school’s jazz band and wind ensemble, and been an active member of her Class of 2021 council. Outside of school, Carmelli can often be seen volunteering her time at the Baltimore Veteran Affairs Medical Center or to grassroots advocacy work pertaining to issues that she is passionate about. This year, Carmelli hopes to empower other students and to set an example for other student leaders by actively leading with love. 

Personal Statement and Resume (link to PDF in a Google drive)


Gabe Tuckhorn

1st Vice President
Seneca Valley HS
Montgomery County

Since middle school, Gabe has served on the board of MCR/MCJC. Being able to come into contact with so many student leaders from around the state is what has inspired him to fight for students and their voices. He is very passionate about climate change, civil justice, gun control, and electoral reform. He attends Seneca Valley High School in Montgomery County as a senior. There, he serves as a debate team captain, SGA President, a mock trial lawyer, and a member of the Minority Scholars Program. Within his community, Gabe also serves on the Montgomery County pedestrian safety board, volunteers for the Maryland Democratic Party, and advocates on important local issues. Over the next year, Gabe aims to expand the capital of MASC and SGA in general through a grassroots effort to spread MASC’s message and engage more students with our organization. 

Personal Statement and Resume (link to PDF in a Google drive)


Cooper DeLauter

2nd Vice President
Thurmont MS
Frederick County


Cooper DeLauter is an eighth-grader who has a true passion for student council. He has been involved in student council for three years now and is looking forward to more. Outside of this, he plays tuba for his school’s concert band and enjoys both reading and the outdoors. During the fall and winter, he plays ice hockey for Frederick Victory. One fun fact about Cooper is that he has done a four-day hike on the Appalachian Trail!

Personal Statement and Resume (link to PDF in a Google drive)


Alvero-Ceron-Ruiz

Treasurer
Parkdale HS
Prince George’s County

Alvaro Ceron-Ruiz is a rising sophomore in Parkdale High School in Prince George’s county. He is a proud Guatemalan American who has been able to grow a passion for leadership and advocacy these past few years getting started as seventh grade Vice President. When he attended his first PGRASG general assembly, he was inspired and joined PGRASG as a middle school advocate for the next year. He successfully increased middle school involvement and communication and even hosted PGRASG’s first ever middle school leadership conference. Eventually, he became involved with MASC as well as a workshop presenter. In Parkdale High School, he is a part of various extracurriculars such as mock trial, Gay-Straight Alliance, student government,  LATINX club and tennis. In his free time, Alvaro enjoys reading dystopian novels such as the Hunger Games series and watching his favorite show, Grey’s Anatomy, as he aspires to be a cardiologist after high school. This school year, he hopes to better MASC financially and work collaboratively with the executive board to ensure a successful and exciting MASC year.

Personal Statement and Resume (link to PDF in a Google drive)