PORTLAND — A Deering High School junior is one of 16 high school and college students nationwide selected to serve on the College Board’s Advisory Panel on Student Concerns.

Mohamed Sharif will serve a three-year term.

The panel meets several times a year to give student opinions about College Board tests, including the SAT, Advanced Placement courses and exams, guidance and admission, marketing and research for the College Board.

Sharif works at a teen center at Riverton Park, which he helped start with the Portland nonprofit group Community Hope through Education Empowerment Training and Action. He plays lacrosse, indoor track and football.