Shorecrest's Mara Childs appointed as student rep on State Board of Education

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Shorecrest student Mara Childs
appointed to State Board of Education
Photo courtesy Shoreline Schools

Shorecrest High School sophomore Mara Childs has been appointed to a two-year-term on the Washington State Board of Education as the Student Representative from western Washington. 

In this capacity, she is responsible for representing student opinion and input from all levels of public education. 

In applying for the position, Childs was asked to write an essay about her knowledge of and qualifications for the position, and fill out a basic achievement application (GPA, Awards, etc.). After being selected as a finalist, she went to Olympia to make a presentation on a current educational issue, be interviewed by members of the current board, and participate in a group discussion.

Her activities at Shorecrest include serving as a sophomore class senator, Key Club president, varsity girls swimming, varsity girls water polo, juror for the Shoreline/LFP Youth Court, the Chansons Vocal Ensemble, and Viva Voce Chorale.


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