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 Student Voice

​The Maryland Center for School Safety (MCSS) offers many different ways for students to participate in the school safety discussion.

​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

Jolie Boiadjieva-Carroll
Zena Brantuo-Baltimore
Claire Cabral-Baltimore
Emelia Crown-Baltimore
Brendon Dunne-Worcester
William Gao-Howard
Abigail Giroux-Baltimore City
Jordan Hayes-Calvert
Madeline Holmes-Cecil
Cheyanne Jester-Queen Anne's
Sophie Kang-Howard
Naomi Kilpatrick-Charles
Jaya Kinley-Baltimore
Jenae Lewis-Charles
Glenn Leynes-Harford
Mikayla Lighty-Carroll
Murdock McCormick III-Charles
Peyton McDonald-Allegany
Henry Meiser-St. Mary's
Krystina Moran-Carroll
Jordan Mueller-Anne Arundel
Marilyn Owusu-Anne Arundel
Grace Robusto-St. Mary's
Samantha Ross-Montgomery
Tyler Sears-Dorchester
Aryan Sharma-Howard
Praneel Singh-Carroll
Daniya Singletary-Baltimore
Kendall Tharp-St. Mary's
Anna Tritschler-St. Mary's
Pranshu Tyagi-Montgomery
Schuyler Ward-Anne Arundel
Elijah Wells-Anne Arundel
Hailey Wildesen-Garrett​

2022-2023 Student Focus Group Applications

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

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