When beginning this campaign, I never would’ve predicted the current crisis in which we are living in. The way in which we go about our lives has completely changed and it has become clear to me that next year, my prospective term, will be about rebuilding. Though we may not get to implement all the changes we had hoped to, that energy to improve our school system is still there. And will be there as we work to eradicate the inequities present in our county that have been exacerbated by this pandemic. Regardless of the shift in my priorities for next year, I will still maintain my promise of fighting for a better education for the students of our county.
My name is Nick Asante and my story starts far before my time in MCPS. I was born in the beautiful country of Ghana, located in the African West Coast. During the early years of my childhood, I lived with grandma, an elementary school teacher, and grandpa, a local college admissions officer. Growing up, they instilled the importance of high-quality education for everyone, regardless of who they were and where they came from.
When I was four years old, my family and I moved to the United States. My parents decided to move to Montgomery County because of the large number of opportunities. They knew that one staple of the county was its high-quality education system, which catered to the needs of all its students. My educational experience in the county started with Pre-K at South Lake Elementary School. Since then, I’ve attended Summit Hall Elementary School, Ronald McNair Elementary School, Roberto Clemente Middle School, and now Richard Montgomery High School.