In 2012, Student Member of the Board of Education John Mannes created a countywide press network to help build a conduit to share fresh and relevant information written by youths to the wider Montgomery County student body. As a part of the Student Member of the Board’s Student Advisory Council (SAC), John helped supervise the MoCo Student along with SAC Press Secretary Jessica Li, a student at Richard Montgomery High School. When John graduated from Northwest High School and his term as Student Member of the Board came to a close in June 2013, the MoCo Student separated from the Student Advisory Council and began to expand as a countywide student newspaper not affiliated with the Student Member of the Board, with both Jessica Li and Richard Yarrow leading it as Editors-in-Chief. Today, the MoCo Student has over 60 writers, artists, filmmakers, and editors from high schools across Montgomery County.
The MoCo Student has a strong and diverse staff of over 60 students from over 20 MCPS high schools. If you or someone you know are interested in getting involved in the MoCo Student, fill out our application at mocostudent.org/join!
Editors (click here for section editors’ biographies)
Max Moss, Editor-in-Chief
Emily Zhang, Editor-in-Chief
Akanksha Girish, Arts and Culture
Deepti Agnihotri, Community
Max Cohen and Fonda Shen, MCPS
Darian Garcia, Opinions
Isabelle Zhou, Politics
Cynthia Song and Angel Wen, Graphics
Ben Polster and Taylor Balfour, Videos
Garven Hadden IV