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Broadneck Student Wins 'If I Were Mayor' Contest

Jackson Anderson from Broadneck Elementary School has been selected as a regional winner of the annual “If I were Mayor, I Would…” essay contest.

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides with Jackson Anderson from Broadneck Elementary School. Submitted photo
Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides with Jackson Anderson from Broadneck Elementary School. Submitted photo

From a news release:

Annapolis Mayor Michael Pantelides announced that Jackson Anderson from Broadneck Elementary School has been selected as a regional winner of the Maryland Municipal League’s 2014 annual “If I were Mayor, I Would…” essay contest.

Jackson was selected among 10 other Maryland fourth-graders who shared their thoughts on how they would lead their local municipal government as mayor.

The winners were recognized Friday by Mayor Pantelides, received a City Council and a Governor’s Citation, an award plaque, and $100. 

“I am so proud of Jackson, his teacher Ms. Walsh, and the leadership at Broadneck Elementary for their commitment to promoting and supporting municipal government within our community,” Pantelides said. 

Since 2001, MML’s “If I were Mayor, I Would…” essay contest has challenged students to learn about municipal government through creatively sharing their thoughts about being a mayor. 

The contest was sponsored by Maryland Municipal League in partnership with the Maryland Mayors’ Association, Local Government Insurance Trust, and Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund. Essays were judged on the students’ knowledge of municipal government, creativity, and proper use of grammar.

For more information, visit www.mdmunicipal.org.

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