The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth and Victim Services announced that Maja Durkovic, a junior at Eastern Technical High School, will serve an one-year term on the Maryland Youth Advisory Council.
Durkovic will be joined by fellow BCPS student Ricky Bridges of Reisterstown, a junior at Franklin High School and two BCPS grads; Meghna Chandrasekaran of Owings Mills, a 2021 graduate of Western School of Technology and a freshman at University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Rosalind Marfo of Reisterstown, a 2021 graduate of Franklin High School and a freshman at University of Maryland, College Park
This will be the first year on the council for Chandrasekaran and Durkovic and the second year for Bridges and Marfo.
“As members of the council, our students and recent graduates will make legislative recommendations on issues affecting their peers, promote youth policy issues, and serve as liaisons between Maryland’s youth and Maryland’s policymakers,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “BCPS has a proud legacy of developing student leaders, and we are pleased that BCPS and its students will be so well-represented as the council does its work.”
In total, 23 high school and college students from 10 Maryland counties will serve on the council. Youth are nominated to the council by the Maryland Association of Student Councils, the University System of Maryland Student Council, Maryland Higher Education Commission Student Advisory Council, and the Association of Local Management Boards. Appointments are made by Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson, and Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates Adrienne Jones.