May 5, 2021

Commission for Women Announces Winners of Fourth Annual Girl Power Contest

Four first-place winners and five honorable mention selections have been announced in the Montgomery County Commission for Women’s (CFW) fourth annual Girl Power Contest. This year’s theme regarded advice that could be given to the first woman vice president of the United States.

The Girl Power Contest, which ran throughout March, celebrated Women’s History Month. This year, contestants addressed the question, “History has been made with the United States electing its first female vice president. If you had the opportunity, what advice would you give her? Name three important issues she should consider addressing while in office.”

CFW Commissioners and representatives from Montgomery County Public Libraries judged more than 50 entries ranging from short stories to drawings. The winning entries were selected based on creativity and content. Winners were selected from four categories: elementary, middle, high school and adult.

The winners and honorable mention recipients:

First Place: London Gonzaga
Honorable Mention: Elizabeth Gilgoff

Middle School
First Place: Jade Trowell
Honorable Mention: Leslie Majkrzak

High School
First Place: Marika Campbell-Blue
Honorable Mention: Mariana Ortiz

First Place: Dinah Rokach
Honorable Mention: Alysia Donohue
Honorable Mention: Judy Jenkins

“It was wonderful for contestants to write about the first female vice president for this year’s contest,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “I appreciate the Commission for Women for finding a fun and creative way to celebrate Women’s History Month in March.”

The contest was sponsored by the Montgomery County Commission for Women, Montgomery County Public Libraries and Friends of the Library. All contest winners will be featured on the Commission for Women website, social media and will receive a CFW swag bag.

For more information about the Commission for Women, visit its website and social media.