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New Student Member of the Board Elected to Prince George's County Board of Education


This story comes to us from the PGCPS Office of Communications:

Members of the Prince George’s Regional Association of Student Governments (PGRASG), representing more than 30 Prince George's County public secondary schools, elected Faith Jackson as the 2011-2012 Student Member of the Board of Education. 

“One of a school board’s most important and contributory members is the student Board member,” said Verjeana M. Jacobs, Esq., Board Chair.  “Ms. Jackson’s selection represents the strong leadership skills of our students and we look forward to working with her as we continue to advance the achievements of our diverse student body.” 

Jackson is currently a junior at Charles H. Flowers High School.  She has a 3.87 grade point average and is a member of the Science and Technology Program.  Jackson currently holds the office of Vice President for the Science and Technology Academic Reformers (STAR). She is a member of the National Honor Society, Math Honor Society, Future Leaders of America’s Government, varsity soccer and swim teams, and serves as secretary of the National Society of Black Engineers. 

“Being elected as the new student member of the Board of Education is extremely exciting,” said Jackson. “I am interested in helping to ensure that students across the County have their opinions heard. I look forward to working with other students so I can accurately represent the entire student body of Prince George’s County Public Schools.” 

Jackson’s pre-election speech focused on what she hopes to accomplish during her term. Her campaign platform was based on many issues that students may face in the upcoming school year, including bussing for specialized programs; paying to play sports; service-learning hour restrictions; and course offerings. 

During the General Assembly, PGRASG also elected its new governing team, which includes Jacob Cogman, Oxon Hill High School, President; Rico Hilliard, Oxon Hill High School, Vice President; Angela Chin, Kenmoor Middle School, 2nd Vice President; Krystelle Oliveros, Potomac High School, Secretary; and James Cogman; Oxon Hill High School, Treasurer.