Raaheela Ahmed, the teenager who nearly defeated Verjeana Jacobs,

…tapped for regents seat.

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Raaheela Ahmed, the teenager who nearly defeated Verjeana Jacobs, the then-chairman of the Prince George’s County Board of Education two years ago, has been selected by Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) to serve a one-year term as the student member on the University System of Maryland Board of Regents.

Ahmed, 21, attends the University of Maryland in College Park, majors in both Finance and Economics and plans to graduate in May.

“I’m happy to have this position,” Ahmed said. “I’m ready to hustle.”

Ahmed has not formally had her orientation but she has taken it upon herself to tour the system’s institutions and regional center. She has trekked from Frostburg State University to Salisbury University to Towson University. >>> Read more Washington Post

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