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In Memoriam: Catherine Nora Murray

In Memoriam Catherine Nora Murray April 15, 1964 – September 13, 2022     After a 14-year battle with sarcoma, during the early morning on Wednesday, September 13, 2022, our beloved Nora Murray passed away.  It was through her promotion of student leadership and civic engagement that she helped students find their voice in life, […]


SMOB Interest Meeting

Virtual SMOB Informational Webinar (interest meeting) Students interested in applying for the position of student member on the state Board of Education are STRONGLY encouraged to attend this virtual SMOB Informational Webinar at 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, October 13, 2022.  Merin Thomas, the current state SMOB, as well as Kevin Bokoum and Jason Wu, immediate past SMOBS (2021-2022 […]


MASC Cell Phone and Electronics Recycling Fundraiser

Over 100 million phones are stockpiled in U.S. households creating potentially hazardous waste. On average Americans replace their cell phones every 12 to 18 months. Unfortunately, electronics including cellphones, laptops, and tablets contain eight toxic substances including: Arsenic, Antimony, Beryllium, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Nickel and Zinc. Although benign when properly refurbished or recycled by companies […]


Publications & Social Media

MASC appointed staff requesting social media posts should submit the request seven days prior to the target posting date if graphics need to be created – four days if graphics are also included. MASC is happy to re-post any regional or student advocacy organization post if it applies to the entirety of MASC. However, we […]


State SMOB News 2022-2023

Congratulations to Merin Thomas, James M. Bennett High School, Wicomico County, who was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan as the 2022-2023 State student member on the Board of Education. Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Press Release (link to MSDE website) Merin Thomas James M. Bennett High School Wicomico County Email: merinthomas.md@gmail.com • Personal Statement […]