Five FCPS seniors appointed Maryland General Assembly student pages

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Five Frederick County students will serve as pages for the Maryland General Assembly 2023 legislative session. All are high school seniors.

The students selected are: Bella Amell, Brunswick High; Mehr-Un-Nisa Saeed, Tuscarora High; Layla El-Sherif, Oakdale High; Manasi Tanikella, Urbana High; and Lucas Tessarollo, Gov. Thomas Johnson High. The student alternate is Aiden Miller, Linganore High.

Serving as a legislative page is a unique opportunity for students to learn about the legislative process in Maryland. Apportionment of pages, by county, is based on the census taken at the beginning of each decade.

Bella Amell serves as class president at Brunswick High and vice-president of the Model United Nations organization. She chairs they Brunswick Youth Advisory Council and is captain of the school’s varsity field hockey team.

Mehr-Un-Nisa Saeed is vice-president of the Tuscarora High Key Club, a member of the school’s Mock Trial team, an officer of the National English Honors Society and is a tutor at the Islamic Society of Frederick.

Layla El-Sherif founded her own company in 2020, an Etsy shop where she makes and sells book and tablet sleeves. She is a member of Oakdale High’s Mock Trial team as well as the varsity soccer team.

Manasi Tanikella is student member of the Frederick County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council. Manasi is also an officer with the Model UN, a STEM program instructor and a member of Urbana High’s Mock Trial team.

Lucas Tessarollo serves as the current Student Member of the Board of Education and president of the Model UN organization. He is a past president of both the SGA Association and YMCA Leaders Club.

Aiden Miller (alternate) is a member of the Boy Scouts of America, as well as the Linganore High jazz, marching and symphonic bands. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and the National History Honor Society.