Every year, the Maryland Municipal League sponsors a contest for 5th-grade students around the State, where students are asked to write an essay about what they would do if they were the mayors of their towns. Each school selects a winner of the essays submitted, and the winner goes on to a regional contest and then a State-wide contest.

At tomorrow’s meeting, the winners from Al-Huda School, Hollywood Elementary School, Friends Community School, and Holy Redeemer will read their essays. Congratulations to all the winners!

This year’s outstanding essayists include
(a) Fahey James, Holy Redeemer – MML District Winner
(b) Sarah Collins, Holy Redeemer – MML Semi-finalist and School Winner
(c) Alusine Fadiga, Al-Huda – MML Semi-finalist
(d) Fahima Shaikh, Al-Huda – School Winner
(e)Jawad Hejazi, Al – Huda – School Winner
(f) Iain Knighton, Paint Branch Elementary, MML Semi-finalist
(g) Yailiana Zelaya, Paint Branch Elementary, School Winner
(h) Autumn Grimes, Hollywood Elementary, School Winner
(i) Seneca Oehrle, Friends Community School, School Winner