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August 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

It’s Time to Vote… in Raskin’s Homemade Mask Contest

Tigers, calls to vote and sports teams, oh my. These are just some of the themes decorating masks created by people living in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District. In an effort to promote the use of wearing facial coverings during the global pandemic, U.S. Rep. Jamie Rasin challenged constituents to create and then send him a […]

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July 21, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Rep. Raskin Sponsors Homemade Mask Contest

To promote the wearing of masks in an effort to decrease the spread of COVID-19, U.S. Rep. Jamie Raskin is holding a Homemade Mask Contest for residents in his district. “We must all do our part to keep ourselves and other people safe by vigilantly adhering to public health guidance,” he said in a July […]

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June 23, 2020 | Emma Shuster

Girl Power Contest Extended by Montgomery County Commission for Women

The Montgomery County Commission for Women’s 2020 Girl Power Contest has been extended through Friday, June 26. Here are the rules: The individual must be a Montgomery County Resident between the ages of five and 105. Submit a short story, poem, or drawing that answers: “As we commemorate the 100th anniversary of women’s right to […]

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April 7, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Gaithersburg Book Festival Selects Poetry Contest Finalists

The Gaithersburg Book Festival has selected the finalists for their second annual high school student poetry contest. The book festival – originally scheduled for May 16 at Bohrer Park – was cancelled due to the coronavirus health crisis but the poetry contest is going on as planned. The first, second and third place winners will […]

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May 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Contest Challenges Students to be a ‘Councilmember for a Day’

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice’s office is accepting entries in the 2019 Councilmember for a Day Challenge from now through June 14. This is the fourth year Rice will host the winner of the contest as an honorary Councilmember for a Day. Rice, who serves as the chair of the Council’s Education Committee, is asking […]

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June 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Rice Extends Deadline for Councilmember for a Day Challenge to July 16

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice announced an extension to submit applications to his Councilmember for a Day Challenge. Submission will be accepted until July 16. Rice invites students to submit short videos or written essays about the following topic: In your opinion, what is the most important public policy issue facing young people today? What […]

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May 14, 2018 | Staff Writer

Contest Gives Students a Chance to be Councilmember for a Day

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice’s office is accepting entries in the 2018 Councilmember for a Day Challenge from now through June 15. This is the third year Rice will host the winner of the contest as an honorary Councilmember for a Day. Rice, who serves as the chair of the Council’s Education Committee, is asking […]

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March 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

New Contest Announced for MCPS Students Aimed to Combat Hate

Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith announced the launch of a new contest for MCPS students to aimed to combat hate at a recent Board of Education meeting. The contest titled, “United We Learn,” is in response to recent hate-based incidents around the county and country, according to Smith. Students will have […]

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November 1, 2016 | Staff Writer

Wootton High School Student Serves as Councilmember for a Day (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice  selected Wootton High School student Angela Wu as the winner of his “Councilmember for a Day” challenge. Wu served as an honorary Councilmember today and participated in the Council’s session. “It’s just really unique to be able to sit with all the councilmembers and to see what it’s really like upfront […]

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October 12, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Wootton High School Student Angela Wu Wins Councilmember for a Day Challenge (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice has selected Angela Wu as the winner of his “Councilmember for a Day” challenge. Wu, a Wootton High School student, will shadow Rice this fall to learn what it’s like to be a Councilmember. Find out more in this video report, below: Read Wu’s winning essay, here.    

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