Student: Ossai Miazad, 18, Glen Burnie High School
Accomplishments/Interests: Ossai, a daughter of Afghan refugees, is president of the student government at Glen Burnie High School and is about to undertake a mentorship at the Maryland General Assembly.
"I'm interested in politics," the senior said.
She has been involved in student government since she was a class officer in her sophomore year. Last year, she was vice president of the student government.
She also is a member of the Chesapeake Regional Association of Student Councils.
As student council president, she said she has tried to emphasize the positive contributions students can make.
"I'm learning the importance of communication," she said. "I'm learning how to deal with people. I'm learning to say the right thing."
Ossai also is interested in dance. She is a member of the Glen Burnie High School Dance Company, which performs regionally.