Mikulis, 16, said he became involved in leadership by running for leadership positions in Boy Scouts; he is now an Eagle Scout.
He currently serves as treasurer on the state Student Government Association and SGA vice president at River Hill. He has previously served as the PTSA representative.
"What I like most about SGA is that I can see and meet everyone," he said. "I get to understand the school as a whole."
In addition to his SGA duties, he is involved in the all-county Improv Troupe, Leadership U through Leadership Howard County and the ultimate Frisbee club at River Hill. He also started an improv club at River Hill.
Mikulis will replace outgoing student board member Al Corvah, a senior at Howard High School.
While running for SMOB, as students refer to the position, Mikulis didn't promise "Taco Tuesday" or "Hoagie Friday."
Instead, Mikulis said, he promised to always look out for the students' best interest.
Mikulis did add that he would inquire about bringing salt shakers back to cafeterias, which were done away with as part of the school system's nutrition program; and adding Old Bay seasoning to high school cafeterias.
To be considered for the student member of the board, interested students must first apply and be interviewed by a panel of students and school administrators.
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