Students from across Baltimore County elected Eastern Technical High School junior Christian Thomas to be the next student member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County.
He will replace Dundalk High’s Josh Muhumuza, who is this year’s student board member.
A total of 2,914 middle and high school students from across the county cast online ballots on Wednesday, March 17. Thomas received 56.9 percent of the votes compared to 43.1 percent for the other candidate, Logan Dubel of Franklin High School. This is the first year, due to a change in Maryland law, that BCPS students have directly selected the next student member of the Board without approval from the governor.
Prior to voting, students were able to learn more about both candidates by viewing their resumes, written and video Q&A sessions, videotaped speeches, Instagram Live sessions, and campaigning via social media.
Thomas is president of the Eastern Tech Class of 2022, vice-president/co-founder of the Eastern Tech Red Cross Club, vice-chair/co-founder of Eastern Tech Democrats, an executive officer of Eastern Tech’s student government association, treasurer of the National Honor Society, and member of the school’s theatre club and Future Business Leaders of America.
In addition to the National Honor Society, Thomas is a member of the National English Honor Society and National Latin Honor Society. He represents Eastern Tech on the Baltimore County Student Councils Board of Selected Students. Outside of school, Thomas serves as co-chair/founder of The Domino Effect Initiative (a nonprofit that provides mentors and other supports for students in need), and special events secretary for the Red Cross North Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region Youth Advisory Board Executive Committee.
Thomas’s tenure on the Board of Education will begin on July 1, 2021.