Student reps

Hannah Seek (left) and Zoe Pochron (right) have been named student representatives on the Talbot County Board of Education.

EASTON — Easton High School senior Zoe Pochron and St. Michaels Middle High School senior Hannah Seek will represent their schools on the Talbot County Board of Education for the 2020-2021 school year.

The Talbot County Public Schools students were chosen after an interview process and were sworn in at board’s meeting this month.

Pochron is president of the National Art Society and a member of the National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society and Easton High Debate Club. She has also worked as a Public Defender Intern and volunteered at Groove Theater in production, marketing and costuming.

“I am incredibly excited to have been chosen as the Student Member of the Board because I now have the opportunity to represent the voices of those who are often left in the shadows,” Zoe explained. “More often than not, those who are introverted and quiet have strong opinions that are never heard. My goal is to share those opinions and help make the changes they want to see. I hope to maintain a relationship with all groups of kids at Easton High School, and communicate their ideas with the Board.”

Seek is involved with a number of activities at St. Michaels Middle High School. She has participated in Students Helping Other People (SHOP), the Student Government Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the Geo-Political Club. Her volunteer work includes Character Counts, Vacation Bible School and Trunk or Treat for Royal Oak United Methodist Church and at a homeless shelter. Seek is also a student athlete, competing in basketball, softball and golf.

“I feel truly blessed for this opportunity, to be able to communicate with administrators who have the ability to change school policy for the better,” Seek said, “especially as we continue to adapt plans for learning during a pandemic, and to be trusted to represent my school during these unprecedented times.”

Seek plans to pursue an education degree and a career as a teacher.

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