• News Release: Parkdale High School Sophomore Named Maryland State Board of Education Student Member

    March 5, 2018
    For Immediate Release
    Office of Communications

    Bryce Awono, a sophomore Pre-International Baccalaureate student at Prince George’s County Public Schools’ (PGCPS) Parkdale High School, was appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to serve as Student Member of the Maryland State Board of Education for 2018 – 2019.

    Awono, who formerly served as Treasurer of Maryland Association of Student Councils (MASC), is a 4.0 honors student, volunteer and has advocated at the state House of Delegates and Senate and worked on students issues with local boards of education. He is also a member of Parkdale’s mock trial and varsity track teams as well as a member of the African Student Association and UNICEF club.

    “I’ve always looked to do something meaningful to help those around me. I have seen the great things that being a leader can accomplish, such as promoting change, and working towards making a difference," said Awono in his candidate statement. "This role will allow me to further my work sas a public servant and create impact in the communities we return to every night.”

    To learn more about Awono’s campaign for state student board member, visit MASC or, Twitter @Bryce4SMOB and Instagram: @bryceawono.

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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.