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Mayor honors fourth grade MML Contest finalists
"If I were Mayor, I would..."

Hagerstown, MD- Two fourth grade students from Emma K. Doub Elementary were honored at Tuesday night's City Council meeting for being among 55 state finalists in a contest hosted by the Maryland Municipal League.
Hagerstown Mayor Robert Bruchey presented a certificate of Special Recognition to Jolene Miller and Erin Engstrom for their achievement in the "If I were Mayor, I would..." Essay Contest.
Miller and Engstrom are both students of Ms. Kathleen Pleasant's class at Emma K. Doub Elementary in the City of Hagerstown. The two students were selected by the Maryland Municipal League as two of five essay contest finalists in District 8 (Washington County).
This is the 11th year for the essay contest, which is open to fourth graders from across the state of Maryland. Students are allowed to share their thoughts on how they would lead a local municipal government as Mayor.
This year's contest theme was "Working Together Works."
Both students read their essays before the Mayor and Council on Tuesday evening.
Engstrom talked about developing a recycling program, "Then I would recognize my citizens for working together to achieve a common goal."
Miller said she would encourage communication among citizens, as well as recycling and more tourist attractions. "I think tourist attractions would be a good idea because it would attract more people to the town, and the more people there are, the more people attend fundraisers, and the more people attend, the more money for the town," she read.
The Maryland Municipal League selected one winner from each of the five finalists in the eleven state districts. The winners were honored this past Friday, May 20th at the Maryland State House.

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