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SMOB final candidates Henry Kaye and Hana O’Looney, both current juniors at Richard Montgomery high school, will face off in the SMOB general election in April. Current SMOB, Nick Asante, posted this infographic as a congratulations to the finalists who emerged from a field of ten.

SMOB candidates campaign for 2021-2022 school year seat

By Quinn Cook, News Editor March 14, 2021

In a year with few educational continuities, MCPS students will see one soon: a new Student Member of the Board. With Henry Kaye and Hana O'Looney being chosen as the two final candidates at the SMOB Nominating...

The final two candidates Vicky Kidder (left) and Nick Asante (right) pose after hearing their nomination for the SMOB general election. The pair are the final two who students will vote on for the position.

SMOB nominating convention: the final two

By Quinn Cook, Staff Writer March 5, 2020

On Feb. 12, delegates from schools around the county went to the annual nominating convention for the 43rd Student Member of the Board (SMOB) position. Held at Watkins Mill Elementary School, the convention...

WCHS President Jay Wood preparing to speak for his SMOB announcement video in the halls of WCHS.

This year, the SMOB election comes to WCHS

By Andrew Chan, Sports Editor January 30, 2020

The SMOB is the Student Member on the Board of Education in Montgomery County, and he or she has a vote on many crucial issues in the county. The last time Montgomery County has had a SMOB from WCHS was...

Tinbite visits classes throughout WCHS to talk about policies he hopes to inplement if elected as the next SMOB.

MCPS votes for new SMOB

By Sophie Liss , Senior Writer May 17, 2019

Junior Nate Tinbite of Kennedy High School was elected to be the 42nd Student Member of the Board (SMOB) April 24. The SMOB provides a connection between MCPS students and the Montgomery County Board...

Eric Guerci attends a board meeting during his first term as SMOB this past year.

Eric Guerci Re-elected as SMOB

By Jake Certner, Senior Writer May 2, 2016

Eric Guerci of B-CC was re-elected as the MCPS Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB) April 27. Every student attending a secondary school in MCPS was eligible to vote and 84.1 percent of them...

Bill Expands SMOB Power

By Rebecca Jackson, Circulation Manager March 22, 2016

The Maryland House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 87, which will significantly expand the voting rights of the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) for Montgomery County. If passed in the...

The two finalists for SMOB  were selected by the board at a recent convention.

The SMOB candidates have been decided for the 2016 election

By Nathan Deychman, Sports Editor February 25, 2016

The final two candidates for the 2016 Student Member of the Board (SMOB) election were selected Feb. 22 at the annual Nomination Convention. The convention hosts student delegates from all middle and...

Junior Student Member of the Board Eric Guerci.

CHS Observer Finds out what it is like to be SMOB

By Sarah O'Brien, Production Editor February 23, 2016

With elections for the Student Member of the Board (SMOB) approaching in the spring, many students are wondering what the jobs of SMOB are. The Observer interviewed current SMOB Eric Guerci to find out...

New SMOB needs to make role relevant

New SMOB needs to make role relevant

April 29, 2015

With the way SMOB works right now, we see the candidates everywhere we look in the month before the election. We watch the “Meet the Candidates” video in a darkened classroom and try to ignore the...

The Observer sits down with SMOB Dahlia Huh

The ‘Observer’ sits down with SMOB Dahlia Huh

By Alissa Li, Observations Editor October 24, 2014

Every spring, a student is elected to represent his or her peers on the MCPS Board of Education. This past spring, students voted and made Dahlia Huh the next Student Member of the Board, or SMOB. Though...

SMOB Advisory Council

SMOB Advisory Council

By Alissa Li, Observations Editor October 24, 2014

Amongst the diverse group of students SMOB Dahlia Huh gathered from all over MCPS to be a part of her SMOB Council are many CHS students. The SMOB Council comprises of more than 55 students ranging from...

Observer Sits Down With New SMOB Dahlia Huh

Observer Sits Down With New SMOB Dahlia Huh

By Catherine Goohs, Senior Writer May 13, 2014

Following her recent win for MCPS Student Member of the Board of Education (SMOB), the Observer sat down with Clarksburg High School junior, Dahlia Huh. What inspired you to run for SMOB? I got...

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