May 8, 2019

Students Have the Chance to Serve as Honorary Councilmember for a Day

Montgomery County high school students once again have a chance to serve as honorary Councilmember for a day. Montgomery County Councilmember Craig Rice, who chairs the Council’s Education Committee, will host again this year one Montgomery County high school or middle school student who will shadow Councilmember Rice. The winner will participate in a Council breakfast, receive a Council proclamation, participate in a full Council meeting and receive a top prize of $500.

Students in eighth through 11th grade are invited to submit videos (of two minutes or less) or written essays (500 words or less) addressing the following:

In your opinion, what is the most important public policy issue facing young people today? What suggestions do you have for national, state and local leaders to address this issue?

The Council has created an online form for all contest submissions. The form can be accessed at: . Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14.

Ten students will be selected as finalists based on the quality and creativity of their entries. The second and third place finishers will receive $250 and $100 gift cards, respectively. All finalists will receive official Council certificates and the winning student will be announced at the Council’s Youth Town Hall meeting in the fall. Submissions must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 14.