Bio: Laura is a Senior at Northern Garrett High School in Garrett County. She has been an active member of student council for 7 years and currently serves as Secretary of Northern Garrett High School Student Council and President of the Garrett County Association of Student Councils. Outside of Student Council, Laura is the team captain of a FIRST Tech Challenge team, where she is also the editor of the engineering notebook. Laura is a member of the Bittinger 4-H Club where she serves as Song and Recreational Leader and carries 17 projects. She has danced for 15 years at Frostburg Dance Academy, and in school is involved with the Northern Garrett Mock Trial team and National Honor Society. Laura has lived in Western Maryland her entire life and is excited to represent and unite an area that she truly loves.
Bio: Alex Thomas (he/him) is a sophomore at Linganore High School in Frederick County. This is his first year serving as an appointed staff member with MASC, he has previously been a member of various committees; including the Civic Engagement Committee and the Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This year he hopes to increase involvement within his division and promote student advocacy and equality. Within his county he has and is currently serving on the Frederick County Association of Student Councils (FCASC) Executive Board; Previously as the Legislative Affairs Coordinator, and currently as the Publications Director. At school, Alex was elected Class President and board member to his school’s Key Club Executive Board, he is also a member of many clubs. Alex’s favorite activities include cooking, listening to music, watching movies, and hanging out with his sisters.
Bio: David Arowolo (he/him) is a freshman at Eastern Technical High School in Baltimore County, where he is enrolled in the Interactive Media and Production (IMP) program. In MASC, he previously served as the 2nd Vice President to increase involvement with middle school student leaders. He previously served as a Student Workshop Coordinator within the Baltimore County Junior Councils (BCJC). He has also served as a historian and public relations director for two years in his school student council. Outside of student government, he co-hosts a podcast with his cousin Foresight called “Unfiltered” where they talk and share with a guest about topics and issues that affects their experiences as students. He has also recently been appointed to NASSP (National Association of Secondary School Principals) and NatStuCo LEAD Conference Student Advisory Committee.
Bio: Michelle Fadele is a sophomore at Chesapeake High School. She has been involved in student council since 7th grade and enjoys each moment of it throughout her years. She was glad to serve in various roles at the school and county level. She served as Secretary for Chesapeake High School Student Government Association (SGA). She was grateful to also serve as Middle School Coordinator and Secretary of Education (currently in her second term) for the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Council (CRASC). Things Michelle enjoys doing during her free time includes photography, editing video, and playing soccer. Michelle is excited to get to work with the students in her division and hopes to achieve improvement in participation for MASC events within each county in Division 4!
Bio: Angel Lwin (she/her) is a senior at North Point High School in Charles County. At her school, she is enrolled in the Engineering Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. This is her first year involved in MASC and she is excited to encourage communication and participation within the community. In school, Angel serves as the captain of North Point High School’s VEX robotics team, President of Women in Science and Engineering, Secretary of Science National Honors Society, and is involved in various other clubs. Outside of school she has played instruments such as the acoustic guitar, electric guitar, and the violin for eight years. She enjoys oil painting, theater, gardening, 3D modeling, and building with her soldering kit. Angel is ready to express her passion for leadership through MASC!
Bio: Leslie Monter-Casio (she/her) is a senior at North Caroline High School in Caroline County. She has been involved in student government since the 2nd grade and is truly dedicated to increasing access to advocacy for all students. Leslie is currently serving her second term as the Student Representative on the Caroline County Board of Education. Additionally, she is serving her second term on North Caroline’s SGA executive board and as the chair of the Student Voice committee. Outside of student government, she is an active member of the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay, president of North Caroline’s National Honor Society and Leo Club, a member of the country-wide Thrive Scholar Program, and a member of National Technical Honor Society. In her free time she enjoys crocheting anything from tote bags to Snoopy tapestries, baking Tres Leches cakes with her mom, and listening to vinyls on her record player!
Bio: William O’Donnell, a senior at Easton High School, is a member of the Maryland Youth Advisory Council, the current President of the Maryland Junior Classical League, President of his local Interact Club, Vice President of National Latin Honor Society and a member of National Honor Society. He works closely with state leaders to ensure that the voices of young people are recognized and respected, including working to establish his county as a recognized MASC region and overseeing countywide student government conferences and surveys on local issues. Will is a dedicated member of his community, volunteering with multiple organizations in Talbot County and surrounding areas, including interning with the Talbot Democratic Central Committee, serving as the lead prosecutor for Talbot County Teen Court, helping with tech in local theater productions, and rowing crew with Freedom Rowers. He enjoys cooking and spending time with his friends in his free time.
Will is ecstatic to serve as the Liaison for Divisions 6, 7, and 8 of MASC. He firmly believes that ‘anything worth doing is worth overdoing; moderation is for cowards.’ Bringing more students in his divisions into the MASC community to share all of the remarkable opportunities offered is at the forefront of his priorities, in addition to providing a platform for underrepresented groups to share their perspectives. Though this is only his second year officially involved in MASC, he cannot wait to work alongside such talented individuals.