This Maryland Municipal League-sponsored (MML) event begins in January of each year. College Park’s mayor visits fourth-grade students at participating local public and private elementary schools to provide a face-to-face connection with municipal government, so they can learn what it is like to be mayor. Fourth graders are invited to participate in the “If I Were Mayor” essay contest. In March, Youth and Family Services staff collected the essays from each school, along with the school’s identification of the school winner. The Mayor and Council recognized both school and MML District winners at a May City Council meeting.

Congratulations to our student winners:

School Winner: Tatiana Guevara, Hollywood Elementary
District 9 Winner: Erick Argueta Rivas, Paint Branch Elementary
Semi-Finalist: Alexander Rivero, Paint Branch Elementary
Semi-Finalist: Akeim Harris, Paint Branch Elementary
School Winner: Maryam Saleh Mohamed, Al-Huda School
School Winner: Rafiq Amir, Al-Huda School
School Winner: Bilal Hijazi, Al-Huda School
School Winner: Stephen Trynosky, Holy Redeemer School