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Smithsburg High's Quinn Wandalowski Becomes Member of State Board of Education

Posted July 7, 2015

Smithsburg High School junior Quinn Wandalowski’s one-year term as student member of the Maryland State Board of Education began on July 1. Quinn was one of two finalists voted by her peers at the State Student Association annual meeting and was selected for the position by Governor Larry Hogan.

Quinn’s credentials are impeccable. She is carrying a 4.21 grade point average and is an active member of the Smithsburg Academic Leadership Team (SALT), Student Government Association, cross-country and indoor track teams and school orchestra. Quinn’s community service record is extensive in and outside of school. She has helped organize Coffee for a Cause at school, a service learning project involving sales of coffee, tea and hot chocolate to students and staff twice a week. The proceeds are donated to various local charities. Quinn is involved in numerous community service projects outside of school.

Quinn was extremely appreciative when learning of the appointment. “I am very honored to be selected to serve in this position. I look forward to working with the board members and representing the students across Maryland.” Smithsburg High School principal Mike Chilcutt said Quinn will do a tremendous job. “Quinn is a remarkable student who combines excellent academic achievement and growth with a generous contribution of service to student government, her school and her community.”

Washington County Board of Education president Donna Brightman says, “Quinn is about to embark on an adventure of significant proportion at a time, in public education, when many policies and standards are in flux. Quinn’s role as the student member of the State Board of Education presents an opportunity to use her unique skills and voice to represent all students at the state level. Congratulations to Quinn from the entire Board of Education!”

The State Board of Education meets once a month.