From Harford County Public Schools:
Panashe Mutombo, a senior at Patterson Mill High School, was elected as the 25th Student Representative to the Board of Education of Harford County by the Harford County Regional Association of Student Councils (HCRASC) during the group’s December meeting. He will be officially sworn in by the Board at its August 13, 2012, meeting.
As he prepares for his responsibilities as the newest student representative, Panashe is eager to begin his work as a mediator between the Board and the nearly 40,000 students enrolled in Harford County Public Schools.
“I see myself as an employee of the school system and the students of Harford County,” Panashe said. “I am responsible for presenting the voice and opinions of the students to the Board of Education and reporting back to the students of Harford County to explain to them what the Board is doing.”
Panashe’s dedication to keep his fellow students informed and involved is one of the reasons why he chose to campaign for this position.
“I have always had a passion to not necessarily lead people but to listen to what they want and be the voice they need. I campaigned because I wanted to be the voice of thousands of students in Harford County with brilliant ideas and requests,” said Panashe.
Along with his position as the student representative to the Board, Panashe serves as the president of Patterson Mill’s Key Club and the vice president of the National Honor Society. He is also involved in the Student Government Association, the National Music Honor Society, the Speech and Debate team, the Varsity Football and Varsity Track and Field teams, the Ultimate Frisbee Club and the Freshmen Mentor program.
Panashe plans to attend Georgetown University and study Political Science in the fall of 2013.