The Montgomery County Board of Education welcomed its newest member last night in Rockville, as the student member of the board was sworn in to begin a one-year term.
Eric Guerci, a rising junior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, was sworn in as the 38th Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education on Wednesday, July 1, at 7:00 pm, at the Carver Educational Services Center in Rockville. Guerci was sworn in by Clerk of Court Barbara Meiklejohn.
Guerci succeeds, Dahlia Huh, a 2015 graduate of Clarksburg High School.
Guerci was elected to serve a one-year term on the Board by middle and high school students of Montgomery County Public Schools. He received 52 percent of the vote in the April 29 election in which 81.7 percent of eligible students cast ballots.
Guerci has been active in student government and leadership for several years. This past school year, he served as vice president for the Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association. He has also served as the MCR SGA Finance Committee Chair; senior policy advisor to the SMOB Advisory Council; and is the co-founder and executive vice president of Montgomery County Student and Business Leaders for Education, which promotes public/private partnerships to improve education.
The SMOB is a voting member of the Board of Education, and can cast votes on all items, with the exception of boundary changes, the capital and operating budgets, collective bargaining, negative personnel matters, and school closings. The SMOB is not paid, but receives a $5,000 college scholarship, student service learning hours, and one honors-level social studies credit.