May Executive Board Meeting Recap
On May 5th, 2022, students met at Carver Education Center, for the first time, and for the last meeting of the year. The final MCR Executive Board meeting of the 2021-2022 school year was called to order at 6:13 PM.
Following the approval of the meeting, agenda, and minutes was the MCJC report given by President Shayaan Wadkar. MCJC held their first in-person General Assembly since 2020 and held officer elections for the upcoming 2022-2023 term. The MCJC reported plans to visit the 10 most underrepresented middle schools in MCPS to increase outreach. On May 4th, MCJC hosted their first in-person general assembly since 2020. Officer elections were held; Katie was elected president, Reemey was elected vice president, Sreeyan was elected treasurer, and Manasa was elected secretary.
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Ms. Hana O’Looney shared her final SMOB report of the year. Her last SMOB Advisory Council meeting will be an Organization Fair on Wednesday, May 25th from 6-7:30pm. Students in attendance will receive 2 SSL hours. Ms. O’Looney also brought up Policy JPH: School and Nutrition Services, a policy that ends the “alternative meal” program, and provides hot lunches to students with debt. She also shared the substance of New Policy IJA, School Counseling, which delineates roles between counselors, psychologists, and social workers.
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Former treasurer Maahe Kunvar gave her Year In Review Finance Report, sharing that the first ever grant criteria and application was created in three different languages. She also shared news of the creation of the first MCR finalized fiscal budget, the reducage in membership dues to support school involvement, and the earning of lots of money through merch, stoles, and dues to support initiatives. Kunvar then shared the impact of the Grant Program this year: there were over 16 applicants from schools across the county, and MCR gave out over $2000 to support student-led initiatives.
The executive board then began a bonding activity: Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, a game filled with Montgomery County and SMOB trivia questions.
Department breakouts took place for the last time for the 2021-2022 term, so each department could share final thoughts for the year.
Following department breakouts came senior send offs and senior paper plate awards. Each senior announced their college destinations and majors.
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Department and individual awards were awarded to Paris Ye, Therese Dang, Alex Nguyen, Meley Ghermay, and Ms. Cherry, who received a number of awards.
Following awards, the new officer team was sworn in by their successors. Pratiksha “Patty” Das was sworn into the secretary position, Anusha Krishnan was sworn into the treasurer position, Michelle Wong was sworn in as the vice president, and Shairee Arora was re-sworn in as the president, ready to serve her second term.
Some upcoming events are MoCo Pride Diversity in the Queer Community on May 19th at Walter Johnson HS and on Zoom, the MASC May Exectuive Board Meeting on May 21st, and Hana O’Looney’s final SMOB Advisory Council on May 25th from 6-7:30pm. MCR end of year suggestion forms will be sent out.
Congratulations to MCR Member of the Month, Shelton Fantroy! Happy birthday to those celebrating in May, and to those born through the rest of the year.
The meeting concluded with Mrs. Cherry giving her final advisor report, congratulating seniors and thanking them for stepping into advocacy, as well as officer thank you speeches.
The meeting was adjourned at 8:01 PM, and the MCR-SGA Executive Board celebrated the conclusion to a unique and unforgettable year.
Don’t forget to apply to the MCR-SGA’s Executive Board if you are rising freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior! Applications are open from now until Friday, May 27th by 11:59 PM. School liaisons have sent out application forms, reach out to your school SGA advisor or send an email to the MCR-SGA (email@example.com).
Written by Allison Khani and Eugene Choi
Published by PR Department