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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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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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April 16, 2016 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Rice Launches Contest for High School Students (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice is hoping to inspire area high school students to participate in a contest entitled, “Councilmember for a Day.” Rice, who serves as the chair of the Council’s Education Committee, is asking students in grades 8 -11 (in high school in the 2016-2017 school year) to answer one of the following […]

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July 21, 2015 | Maureen Stiles

The Light Without

I wrote this in my head driving home from a funeral yesterday. Everyone else was asleep so my thoughts were all mine. A rarity. Barney, you are our bright light today, tomorrow and always. A traditional Irish funeral blessing says: “May the blessings of light be upon you, Light without and light within.” And we […]

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December 15, 2014 | Krista Brick

Gaithersburg Hosts African American History Month Essay Contest

In celebration of African American History Month, the City of Gaithersburg’s Multicultural Affairs Committee is hosting an essay contest for third, fourth and fifth grade students from Gaithersburg elementary schools. The top three essay winners will read their essays and receive awards during a special reception on Wednesday, February 18 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. […]

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August 27, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, August 27, in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, August 27, in Montgomery County: 1. A statewide prosecutor has cleared school board members of any criminal wrongdoing after an investigation of the use of school district issued credit cards. 2. A recent Georgetown Prep graduate was killed in a plane crash in Ohio this week. 3. Family […]

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February 6, 2014 | Staff Writer

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Character Counts! Awards Ceremony Set for Feb. 12

To celebrate CHARACTER COUNTS! in Gaithersburg, 529 students created written and graphic works celebrating the six pillars of character: Trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. The winners of the annual poster and Adult Heroes essay contests will be recognized at a public awards ceremony on February 12 at Goshen Elementary School. This year’s poster […]

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