Meet the Board: Sam Starrs, Student Board Member

Sam Starrs

Sam Starrs, Student Member of the Board
Elected term: July 2021 - June 2022


Sam Starrs was elected to serve as the Student Member of the Board of Education in March 2021 for his elected term July 2021 - June 2022.

Mr. Sam Starrs, a senior at Oakdale High School, has served as the OHS Freshman and Sophomore Class President and on the OHS SGA Executive Board. Since his sophomore year he has captained Oakdale’s Indoor and Outdoor Track and Field teams, which in 2020 won the 2A Indoor State Championship Meet. He has also been a member of the OHS Men's Soccer program since his freshman year.

In addition to his involvement with school athletics, Mr. Starrs is active with Oakdale’s National Honors Society, Students for Environmental Action group, and Student Government Association, where he serves as the Vice President.

As the Student Member of the Board, Mr. Starrs plans to work with the Frederick County Association of Student Councils and the Maryland Association of Student Councils to increase student involvement with the Board of Education and raise student awareness on Board of Education discussions and decisions. He believes the education system is best when its primary stakeholders, the students, are engaged and involved in decision making.

Mr. Starrs encourages any students with questions, ideas, or concerns regarding the school system to reach out through e-mail or on social media.