Montgomery Blair High School Student Malaika Wande Named “Councilmember for a Day”

by Patrick Herron

Councilmember Rice announced the winner at a virtual showcase on Wednesday, Nov. 9, where six finalists also were recognized. Ms. Wande’s winning entry was a compelling video on affordable housing in Montgomery County. She joined the Council on the dais as an honorary “Councilmember for a Day” and was recognized with a proclamation and a presentation of her video.

“I continue to be absolutely amazed by the video entries we receive and selecting the winner was a difficult decision,” said Councilmember Rice. “Our students, once again, demonstrated their talent and passion through these videos. I hope you’ll take a moment to view the showcase of videos submitted by these students. I know you will be impressed, as I was, by how their voices and video production skills demonstrate their passion around important community issues.”

“Today’s students are an inspiration and I hope this experience helps them understand how their stories can help elected officials develop policies and initiatives that respond to the needs in our communities. Their stories are compelling and speak to what is important to our young people today.” said Councilmember Rice. “My thanks go out to all of the students that participated, the instructors that guided them and our partners that helped make this a meaningful experience.” A video clip from the “Councilmember for a Day” event can be viewed here.

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