Bellefonte, Centre County, Pa- One student at Bellefonte Area High School is looking to go from the classroom to the boardroom.
Max Kroell, a senior at Bellefonte HS is running for school board. Max is currently 17-years-old, but he’ll reach the required age of 18 by the time of the election.
Kroell is one of seven candidates running for a school board. He says they are all qualified, but that he could bring a unique approach to the board.
“Some of the board members now have said if you need help, let me know, I’ll answer some questions because Bellefonte’s a very supportive community no matter what. We as candidates talked and we’re just so excited that all of us are running, it’s going to be a shame that two of us won’t make it,“ Kroell said.
He’s also looking at school a bit differently now that he’s a candidate for school board.
“I’m paying attention more to things that are going on in the school, than I did before. I was always kinda observant, but now I’m looking at it from a different perspective… seeing how we can change things and improve things on a board level. But I don’t think it’s changed the way people see me in the school, and it’s really not affecting my day-to-day life as a student,“ Kroell said.
Right now, he’s a regular at school board meetings and other special meetings.
Kroell says he knows his best voter base is students (he’s class president). But, not many of them will be able to vote in the election… so he says he’s seeking votes from parents.
He plans to major in political science at Penn State and is looking to eventually earn a law degree.