Judy Nguyen, who is part of the class of 2022 at Leonardtown High School, was elected as the Student Member of the Board of Education of St. Mary’s County for the 2021-2022 school year. Judy is the current president of SMASC, an active member of the Maryland Association of Student Councils and Region Two Representative of the National Student Council. She is also on her school’s Principal Advisory Committee, Student Council, and National Honor Society. Judy also recognizes the value of civic involvement and conducting workshops to foster student leadership. For example, she participated on the Fly4ACure Team that helped to raise over $450,000 in donations to assist the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Furthermore, Judy has conducted multiple workshops on numerous topics at the local, state, and national levels, such as cultural diversity and civic engagement. These examples demonstrate Judy’s willingness to be an active participant within her community and cultivate positive change. Additionally, her focus will center on empowering students’ voices and working with the Board of Education to ensure students have a say in the decision-making process.