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Student government leaders to meet in Hagerstown

January 30, 1998

By DAVE McMILLION

Staff Writer

An estimated 600 student government representatives from across the state will converge on the campus of North Hagerstown High School Saturday to work on their legislative platform.

The Maryland Association of Student Councils holds its legislative session at different locations around the state each year to decide what issues are important to school students.

Members of the organization will vote to decide which issues will be a part of their platform in the coming year, officials said.

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Members of the state's General Assembly will be briefed on the organization's platform during the student council's state conference in Ocean City, Md., in April, said Ed Koogle, supervisor of social studies for Washington County schools.

Koogle said the students tackle "everything from violence to curriculum" in the legislative sessions.

The association also sends students to the General Assembly to lobby for their proposals, officials said.

"Sometimes we even come up with a revision to a bill. I think that's the neatest part," said Bobbie Frentz, student government association president at North Hagerstown High School.

Also on the association's agenda Saturday is selection of the student representative to the Maryland State Board of Education for the 1988-89 school year.

David Iseminger, a 10th-grader at South Hagerstown High School, is among five candidates for the position. The association will select two finalists and Gov. Parris Glendening will choose the finalist to be on the board.

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