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.
Throughout my time in the system, I have been an advocate for various issues that students face. Serving in both MCR & MCJC, I have advocated on behalf of increased school funding, equitable resource distribution to all schools, increase mental health awareness training for teachers, diversified author lists, amongst many other things. I have also had the chance to meet people from all over the county, all with such unique experiences and backgrounds.
If elected SMOB, I intend to bring this unique perspective to the board table and push for fixes to issues that students all over the county face. I believe that whether you go to Poolesville or Springbrook, Baker or Sligo, your education matters and you deserve the best resources. As SMOB, I will stand up for your education and ensure you receive the best educational opportunities possible.