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4th Graders Encouraged to Enter Contest to Be Gaithersburg’s Junior Mayor

The deadline for entries is March 1, 2013.

The city of Gaithersburg announced its 2013 Junior Mayor contest, open to fourth graders in city schools.

Students are encouraged to share what they would do if they were Mayor in a statewide essay contest sponsored by the Maryland Municipal League (MML) in partnership with the Maryland Mayors’ Association, Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund and Local Government Insurance Trust.

The theme for this year’s contest, to be explored in 275 words or less, is: Vision for the Future. One winning essay will be selected from each of the Maryland Municipal League’s 11 regional districts. 

Gaithersburg is taking the program one step further by selecting a winner specifically from its own community. Essays submitted to the statewide contest from students who are residents of Gaithersburg will be reviewed by members of the city’s Educational Enrichment Committee.

Finalists will participate in a videotaped panel interview, and one winner will be selected as Gaithersburg Junior Mayor, with the opportunity to participate in a number of programs and special events throughout the year. The winning Gaithersburg essay will also be published on the City’s website. 

Gaithersburg Elementary School's Maya Walker served as the 2012 Junior Mayor in Gaithersburg.

Visit the city of Gaithersburg website for more information.

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