Colin Smith (EHS, left) and Nathan Henckel (SMMHS, right) were sworn in to represent their schools as Student Board of Education Members at the September Meeting.
Easton High Senior Colin Smith and St. Michaels Middle High Senior Nathan Henckel will represent their schools as Talbot County Board of Education student members for the 2023-2024 school year. They were chosen following an application and interview process and were officially sworn in during the September Board of Education Meeting.
Nathan Henckel will represent St. Michaels Middle High School. Nathan is very involved in his school and community, holding leadership positions in the Student Government Association, Students Helping Other People, SMMHS Band, and Talbot County Summer STEM Camp. Nathan is also a member of the National Honor Society, the National Technical Honor Society, Debate Club and Destination Imagination. “I am very honored and excited to work with the TCPS Board of Education for the 2023-2024 school year,” Nathan said. “I have a deep pride for my school, and I am so happy that I get to share all of the wonderful events and student achievements that St. Michaels has to offer.”
Colin Smith will represent Easton High School. Colin is involved in numerous extra-curricular activities. He runs cross country and competes in track, and is a member of various clubs including It’s Academic, The ACE Mentor Program, and Math Club. He is also a member of the Spanish National Honor Society and the National Honor Society, and has held several leadership positions. In addition, he served as the Junior Class President, and is a volunteer for the Easton Elementary School Exceptional Unified Sports program. When asked about his appointment Colin said, “I am honored to have been chosen for this position and I look forward to working with the school board in order to share a unique student perspective.”
“We are very excited to have these student leaders represent their schools this year,” said Dr. Sharon Pepukayi, Superintendent. “The Board enjoys hearing updates from their respective communities, and values their input and feedback about important issues in our district. Congratulations to Nathan and Colin on their appointments to this important role.”