Rockville is Holding “If I Were Mayor” Essay Contest For Fourth Graders in the City

Rockville fourth graders once again have a chance to meet Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton and imagine what they would do if they were mayor by taking part in the Maryland Municipal League’s statewide “If I Were Mayor” essay contest.

This year’s theme is “Preserving the Past to Power the Future.” Students are asked to write an essay of no more than 275 words after thinking about their hometown and its traditions, beliefs or events. Which ones would they uplift and honor? Which would they try to change? And how would they get people to participate in things they’re trying to change?

One winning essay will be selected from each of MML’s 11 districts. Winners will receive a cash prize and a citation from the governor and will be honored, along with their parents and teacher, during an awards ceremony in May. The entry deadline is Friday, March 31. For more information, including contest rules and forms for submitting entries online, visit

In addition to winners chosen by MML, the mayor will select a student attending school in Rockville to serve as the city’s Mayor for a Day in May. Mayor Newton welcomes the opportunity to speak with students virtually, about the essay contest, municipal government and what it is like to be Rockville’s mayor. Teachers or school administrators may email [email protected] to arrange a virtual visit by the mayor, though a mayoral visit is not required for students to participate in the contest.

Recent Stories

AT&T’s network has been down for many of its customers across the country, including locally here in the DC Metropolitan Area on Thursday morning. The outage does not allow for…

The Wheaton Arts Parade is accepting submissions for this year’s poster contest. The 8th Annual Wheaton Arts Parade & Festival takes place on Sunday, September 29, 2024.

The Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) MoComCon, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 20, will take place on Saturday, March 2 in Germantown.

On Wednesday, Governor Wes Moore announced $10 million for small business and community development grants through the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development’s Project Restore 2.0 and Business Boost…

AC Milan Soccer Camp at Maryland Soccerplex

AC Milan Academy is hosting a soccer camp at Maryland Soccerplex from March 1st through March 3rd for girls and boys aged 5 to 16 from any club who want to develop their soccer skills and learn the unique methodology of AC Milan directly from AC Milan coaches.

March 1st (Friday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 2nd (Saturday) 6pm-7:30pm

March 3rd (Sunday) 10:30am -12pm and 3:30pm-5pm

Location:18031 Central Park Cir, Boyds, MD 20841

Price: $349 + AC Milan Junior Camp Kit


Subscribe to our mailing list