Bio: Kelly Bokoum, a senior at North Hagerstown High School, is currently involved in the Black Student Union as the Chief of Staff, National Honor Society, Calculus Club, and Student Council as Class of ‘2023 President and executive board member. She holds a position on the county’s executive board and is ecstatic to serve as MASC’s Division 1 liaison. Outside of school, she works two jobs, as a sales associate at ANN Taylor and shift manager at Dunkin’. She also enjoys following local politics and economics. Taking calculated risks and developing strong interpersonal relationships and intrapersonal skills are the foundation of everything she does, both professionally and personally. She is a firm believer in ‘you’ll never get anything if you don’t ask for it first’. Kelly enjoys going out with friends and talking to children, elders, and anyone else she encounters but can also be frequently found researching child development, cleaning, and polishing her Spanish and French skills in her home.
Bio: Emilie Tedeschi is a senior at Century High School, located in Sykesville, Carroll County. She is passionate about implementing change for positive progression and listening to the voice of all students. Emilie is also passionately serving as the Student Representative on the Board of Education of Carroll County. Furthermore, she is enthusiastic about bringing more Division 2 students into the MASC community to give them all the unique opportunities it offers. Emilie is excited about learning and enjoys competitive dance and tumbling, art, reading, travel, and trying everything the world has to offer. She is looking forward to continuing collaborating with MASC, students, and administrators in the future.
Bio: Jordan is a freshman at Towson High School, in Baltimore County, and is in the Law and Public Policy Magnet Program. Jordan has a passion for student voice and leadership. In addition to currently serving as the Division 3 Liaison of the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC), he is also involved with his regional student council, the Baltimore County Student Councils (BCSC). Aside from SGA, he is involved with numerous community activities and hopes to get involved with many school-wide clubs this year. He is excited to be on a journey with MASC this year!
Bio: Lumina Zhang is a sophomore at Winston Churchill High School in Montgomery County. She has been involved in the Student Government Association (SGA) since sixth grade and has advocated on the school, county, state, and national levels. This year, she is her school’s Class of 2025 President, an Activation Hub Team Lead in the Youth Activism Project, the Community Events Director for Pop for a Cause, and an officer in a few school clubs. Lumina is also the Co-Founder and Co-President of Eco MoCo, a student-led organization that focuses on environmental advocacy and leadership development. Her passion for the environment started when she was very young but grew when she was the Environmental Affairs Director in the Montgomery County Junior Council (MCJC) and when she served as the Environmental Affairs Coordinator in the Montgomery County Regional SGA (MCR). Outside of advocacy, she loves to play piano and compose music.
Bio: Grace Minakowski is a sophomore at Huntingtown High School in Calvert County. Grace currently serves as the Division 5 Liaison for the Maryland Association of Students Councils (MASC) as well as the Calvert Association of Student Councils (CASC) First Vice President and her high school’s Student Government Association (SGA) Corresponding Secretary. Aside from SGA, Grace is an active member of her school’s theatre program, trains in classical vocal lessons, and has performed in County, Tri-County, & All-State Honors choirs. She also participates in Young Democrats as Parliamentarian, Class Council, soccer, and Girls Who Code. In her free time, Grace loves surfing, rollerskating, and learning about economics & science.
Bio: Allie is a junior at Centennial High School in Howard County. Besides being a Divisional 6-8 Liaison for MASC this year, Allie also serves as the First Vice President of the Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC) and the Recording Secretary of her school’s Student Government Association (SGA). On the state level, Allie is also interning in the office of Maryland State Delegate Katie Feldmark. In public speaking, she is involved in Mock Trial as an attorney, is the Fall Coordinator in Model UN, and participates as the Fundraiser and as a public forum debater in Speech and Debate. Outside of advocacy, she is passionate about the environment and violin, involved in international environmental organizations and multiple regional and state-level orchestras and organizations, among other things.
Bio: Anjali has been a part of the MASC civic engagement committee and has previously been certified as a workshop presenter. She has served as a Student Member of the Board Convention (SMOB) delegate and as a representative of her school in her county’s watershed/environmental summit. She enjoys tutoring young students and helping them with math, along with playing tennis and practicing Carnatic music. She has previously been a part of the National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) and is currently involved in FBLA, Future Doctors of America, and more.