• Student Member of the Board Election (SMOB) 

    Important Dates 

    For rising seniors interested in leadership and education, Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) invites you to run for Student Member of the Board (SMOB). Anne Arundel County is the only county in the country whose student member has full voting rights.  Any questions, please email Stacy Pellegrin, CRASC Advisor at spellegrin@aacps.org


    February 6, 2019 - 6:30 PM @ Severna Park High School, 60 Robinson Road, Severna Park HELD

    This informational meeting will be for all interested parties to learn about the process of nomination, campaigning, election, and appointment. Interested students are encouraged to attend. The Expectations of Office will be discussed at this information session.

    The 2019-20 Student Member of the Board nomination period opens, and the Office of Student Leadership will begin accepting nomination forms by email at spellegrin@aacps.org


    February 13, 2019 - 6:30 PM @ Arundel High School, 1001 Annapolis Road, Gambrills  HELD

    A pair of Campaign Clinics are offered by CRASC. These workshops are designed to help students prepare for elections including SMOB, CRASC Officer, Class Officers, and Student Council Offices. These workshops are open to all interested students. SMOB nominees are encouraged to attend. Each workshop will cover separate materials and themes. The theme for Campaign Clinic #1 is Platform Development.


    February 27, 2019 - 6:30 PM @ Old Mill High School, 600 Patriot Lane, Millersville

    Campaign Clinic #2- A Winning Strategy; this clinic will aid in sharpening your campaign and presentation during elections.


    March 1, 2019 - 4:00 PM 

    The 2019 Student Member of the Board nomination period closes at 4 PM. All nomination forms must be submitted by this time.  


    March 7, 2019 - 4:00 PM 

    SMOB Application Packets are due to the Office of Student Leadership by  4 PM. All essays, letters of recommendation, and resumes must be submitted by email to spellegrin@aacps.org


    March 18, 2019 – 8 AM – 4 PM @ Carol S. Parham Building, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis

    All nominees for SMOB will be scheduled for an interview. These interviews are scored and used to select the three finalists who will advance to the SMOB Election.


    April 4, 2019 - 6:30 PM @ Carol S. Parham Building, 2644 Riva Road, Annapolis

    CRASC will host a televised debate between the three candidate finalists. This debate will be student- moderated and the format will be determined by CRASC


    April 11, 2019 - 10 a.m 1:00 p.m. 

    CRASC will host the Student Member of the Board election. The name of the candidate who receives the most votes in this election will be forwarded to the governor for appointment. 

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CRASC Officer Team

  • CRASC Officers: R. Alvi, B. Hummer, E. McAlexander, S. Quick, N. Medlin, C. Campbell, A. Liberatori


    Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) is the representative organization of all students enrolled in the secondary schools of AACPS, created to develop leadership skills, promote good sportsmanship, and to initiate improvements and activities for the general good of AACPS students. 


    State law recognizes the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC) as the governing body that annually selects the Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB). In addition to that important function, CRASC provides the student perspective at Board of Education meetings and other venues. In addition to CRASC, there are many other opportunities for student leadership in Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) including, but not limited to, the Superintendent’s Teen Advisory, SMOB, and school based student government associations.                                                      AACPS Regulation: JCA-RA – REPRESENTATIVE STUDENT LEADERSHIP


    If you're a middle or high school student in Anne Arundel County Public Schools and this seems to be of interest to you, please join us at one of our meetings!


  • Our advisor's email: spellegrin@aacps.org

    For business inquiries please contact: crascsocialmedia@gmail.com

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