Laik Meadows, who is part of the Global International Studies Academy at Leonardtown High School, was elected to the Student Member of the Board of Education of St. Mary’s position for the 2018-2019 school year. Laik is an active member of her school’s Latin Club, Freshman Leadership Academy, Student Council, and a Student to Student Leader. Laik plans to ensure all students within the school system have a voice. Communication, according to Laik, is an essential ingredient to foster an environment where all perspectives are valued and respected. Additionally, Laik aims to engage in open, collaborative dialogue with multiple stakeholders that will help build upon the success of creating a positive and engaging learning environment within the school system.