As Chair of the Education Committee, I’m always looking for ways to empower young people to get more involved in government. This year, I’m holding a contest for high school students. One lucky student will become “Councilmember for a day” and shadow me at the Montgomery County Council.
To be considered, all you have to do is submit a YouTube video (no longer than two minutes) or a written essay (no more than 500 words) answering one the following questions:
- Why do you think Montgomery County is a great place to live and to get an education?
- What public policy issues are important to you?
- What can County Government do to get young people more interested in local issues?
Ten students will be selected as finalists based on the quality of their entries. These 10 students will receive proclamations at the Council, and one student will be selected as “Councilmember for a day.” I look forward to seeing your video or reading your essay.