Josie Urrea

Josie Urrea Josie Urrea, a senior at Severna Park High School, is the 45th student member of the Board of Education. Anne Arundel's student member has had full voting rights since 1975 and is the only member of a local school board in the nation to have that status.

As a military child, Josie has been all over the country. After her father retired from the Marines, Josie's family settled in Severna Park where she enjoys boating on the Magothy and Severn rivers. At Severna Park High School, she is a Peer Leader, President of Severna Park's Model UN, partakes in several STEM classes, and runs track.

Josie credits her mother as her biggest supporter and the driving force to her success. She values family and enjoys spending time with her three younger siblings. From her family’s unwavering support, unconditional love, and Josie's own ambition, she hopes to attend the Naval Academy to major in Computer Engineering and minor in Mandarin Chinese.

With a strong desire to serve others and the belief that success is defined by ones’ impact on their community, Josie strives to stay involved in the community where she lives. Her early advocacy started in seventh grade, when she joined the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils (CRASC). Through CRASC, Josie has had the privilege to not only grow her own leadership skills on the local and state levels but also teach students in Anne Arundel County how to advocate, appreciate diversity and build consensus. 

Through her passion for education, diversity and communication, Josie's priority on the Board will be addressing issues that are relevant to peers regarding school safety and mental health.  She is serving a one-year term that ends on June 30, 2019.


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