John Mannes, a rising senior at Northwest High School, was sworn in as the 35th student member of the Montgomery County Board of Education last week.
The swearing-in ceremony had been scheduled for Monday, July 2, but was canceled due to severe weather.
He will serve a one-year term.
Mannes received 62.9 percent of the vote in an April 25 election, in which more than 85 percent of eligible high school and middle school students cast ballots, according to information from Montgomery County Public Schools.
Student board members can cast votes on all items, with the exception of boundary changes, capital and operating budgets, collective bargaining, negative personnel matters and school closings.
Students receive a $5,000 college scholarship, student service learning hours and one honors-level social studies credit, according to MCPS.
Mannes succeeds Alan Xie, a 2012 graduate of Richard Montgomery High School, who served as the as a student board member for two consecutive years.