LEONARDTOWN, Md.—Miss Devan Ogburn, from Leonardtown High School, has been elected to the position of First Vice-President of the Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC)—a state-wide student led organization. As of April 25, the MASC president-elect resigned from this position in order to attend the United World College International Baccalaureate Program in New Mexico.
As the elected First Vice-President, Ms. Ogburn will be elevated to the position of MASC president. While assuming full duties and responsibilities of this state held position, she will play an instrumental role by promoting student leadership and helping MASC achieve its goals. In addition, Ms. Ogburn will coordinate state-wide student leadership conferences. She will take this position and its responsibilities beginning June 1.
Miss Ogburn is a ninth grade student at Leonardtown High School and is an active participant in her school's student government association. This year she was also treasurer for MASC. She participates in several leadership activities at her school and at the state-level. For example, Ms. Ogburn served on the Superintendent's Blue Ribbon Task Force to Eliminate the Achievement Gap, as well as on the Education That is Multicultural Committee. In addition, she volunteers with various community organizations to promote civic engagement and involvement, such as the Relay for Life Campaign and the Christmas Caring Program for Kids.
Miss Ogburn will become an official member of the MASC Executive Board and provide an informed student viewpoint on a variety of issues impacting the lives of students throughout the State of Maryland. In addition, Miss Ogburn will be sharing information with students and the general public on an array of educational concerns. This state-level leadership position also includes being an active participant at student-related and MASC-related activities.