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Meet New Student Member of the Board of Education Jamal J. Jongo

May 21, 2024

Frederick Douglass High School rising senior Jamal J. Jongo was elected by fellow students to serve as Student Member of the Board (SMOB) for the 2024-25 school year! The 2023-24 school year marked the first time all students in grades 6-12 had the opportunity to vote for the SMOB.

Representing the PGCPS student voice on the Prince George’s County Board of Education, the SMOB serves as an official Board Member, with voting rights on all issues except budgets and personnel matters.

“As a student leader, athlete and business owner I am aware of the importance of the student voice,” Jongo said. “In order for us to create change and hear the full voice of the student body, we must band together. I look forward to amplifying student voices and advocating for positive change on a broader scale.”

At Frederick Douglass High School, Jongo has served in leadership roles that have allowed him to engage with students across the district. His positions have included: 2023-24 SGA Vice President, Publications Coordinator for the SMOB Advisory Council, and High School Advocate for PGRASG.

When not engaged in academic and leadership responsibilities, Jongo is involved in soccer and lacrosse. 

Learn more about Jamal Jongo and his mission as the new SMOB!