MEG GARBERSchool: Hammond High SchoolHometown: LaurelAge: 17As...



School: Hammond High School

Hometown: Laurel

Age: 17

As president of the Howard County Association of Student Councils (HCASC), Meg is working on a project to increase participation of middle school students in student government.

"A lot of them go into high school not knowing what it means to be involved with the SGA," she said. "I believe that students should be as involved as possibly can -- not to the point of being pushy, but they do need to be involved."

pTC When she's not head of HCASC, the countywide student organization, she's a host of other things at her school. The Hammond senior will be editor of the the Bear Press, the school's newspaper, and captain of the color guard team, which competes with the band in marching drills and competitions. She'll also serve on her class council's prom committee and continue her membership in the National Honor Society.

Earlier in her high school career, she was a member of the Spanish Club and the Student Government Association, serving as a public relations committee chairperson.

Outside of school, she's a member of the 4-H Club and will be working at Howard County General Hospital in the physical therapy department as part of the school's mentor program.

Plans: She hasn't decided what college she'll attend, but she hopes to major in physical therapy.

Her comments: "A lot of people feel that what happens to them in high school is just dictated to them by the county. They actually have a lot of opportunities to give feedback."

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