Teenager Elected to Metro Detroit School Board

Story by Cindy Strawser

From high school senior to a key role in running the school district: That’s just what happened to Sean Sellers, 18, who last week became the youngest person ever elected to the school board at L’anse Creuse in Macomb County, Mich.

WWJ’s Sandra McNeill talked to the teen who will be sworn in next January after winning a seat on the seven-member board with 9,700 votes, beating out three other candidates. He and his family created lawn signs early on, and worked the polls all day on Election Day.

There are practical matters to handle – like buying suits and ties for board meetings. But first, there was the celebration. Mountain Dew and cake as he’s not old enough to pop champagne. “I’m very excited, I got to celebrate with some friends and family so it was a good time,” Sellers said, laughing.