Eric Guerci, a junior at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School, represents 154,000 Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) students as the 38th SMOB.
So far this school year, Guerci has placed strong emphasis on communicating more with the student body. Guerci has increased the number of student town halls and has begun
a minute long video series
with updates on his work. The student town halls allow Guerci to engage in important discussions with students on issues that affect them. He has also created a network with student newspapers and compiled biweekly newsletters in order to inform students on his recent activity. Guerci made these accomplishments early on in the year. "I am very proud of the work that we have done. Many of the efforts have been unprecedented," Guerci said.
Outside of his focuses on communication and student involvement, Guerci has voiced his support for the creation of a professional day on the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha and advocated against Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing. One of his most important initiatives currently is the SMOB Voting Rights Bill. Guerci testified for the bill in November. If passed, the bill will expand the SMOB's authority to vote on matters relating to collective bargaining, capital and operating budgets, school closings and openings and boundaries.
Guerci has worked tirelessly to improve student voice throughout the county to ensure that he is representing the student body as best as he can. "My legacy will hopefully be one that encompasses tireless advocacy and bringing people together for progress," he said.
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