Over 160 students from high schools across MCPS gathered at Paint Branch High School this past Tuesday to elect the officers for the 2015-2016 Montgomery County Regional Student Government Association leadership team.
Two students from Richard Montgomery High School, sophomore David Edimo and Matthew Pease, were respectively elected the next MCR president and secretary. With Edimo elected, four out of the past five MCR presidents had been students of Richard Montgomery High School. Edimo marks the first sophomore to have won the position in over a decade.
Prim Phoolsombat of Blair High School won the race for vice presidency, while Ally Anderson of Damascus High School will serve as the next MCR treasurer.
A total of ten candidates ran for office this year. According to MCR president Richard Yarrow, there were more candidacies filed this year compared to last year.
“I can’t wait to continue our work supporting and advocating for Montgomery County students,” wrote Edimo in a social media post, adding that staff applications for next year’s executive board will soon be available.
The newly elected leadership team will take office in late May.