Advisory Board

MCSS Student Focus Group

The Maryland Center for School Safety (MCSS) Student Focus Group was created to ensure that Maryland youth are given the opportunity to provide feedback and recommendations regarding school safety issues that are pertinent to them. Members must be in Middle School or High School. They must serve a six month term and, during that period, attend at least 75% of all monthly meetings in order to be considered for reappointment.


As a group of diverse students from across the state, the members of the MCSS Student Focus Group address pertinent school safety issues by: 

● Representing the perspective of their region by closely interacting with the student member of the Advisory Board to the Subcabinet of the Maryland Center for School Safety 

● Helping to devise marketing tactics for and provide feedback on existing MCSS initiatives 

● Surveying their county's/city's students on topics deemed by MCSS to shape future initiatives 

● Acting as a pilot group for implementing new ideas 

2022-2023 School Safety Student Focus Group Members

Kendall Azzara

Jolie Boiadjieva

Zena Brantuo

Claire Cabral

Emelia Crown

Brendon Dunne

Lena Fisher

William Gao

Abigail Giroux

Jordan Hayes

Madeline Holmes

Cheyanne Jester

Sophie Kang

Naomi Kilpatrick

Jaya Kinley

Jenae Lewis

Glenn Leynes

Mikayla Lighty

Murdock McCormick III

Peyton McDonald

Henry Meiser

Krystina Moran

Jordan Mueller

Marilyn Owusu

Grace Robusto

Samantha Ross

Tyler Sears

Aryan Sharma

Praneel Singh

Daniya Singletary

Kendall Tharp

Anna Tritschler

Pranshu Tyagi

Schuyler Ward

Elijah Wells

Hailey Wildesen​

2022-2023 Student Focus Group Applications

Interested in joining the Student Focus Group in 2023? Click here​.​​​​​​​​

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