Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Fourth-grade students of College Park read their Maryland Municipal League essays in the Council Chambers full of family, friends and city dignitaries.
Fourth-grade students who entered the Maryland Municipal League's "If I Were Mayor" essay contest read their blueprint plans for College Park at Tuesday night's mayor and council meeting. Among the group honored were school-wide winners, statewide semi-finalists and one Maryland Municipal League winner—Holy Redeemer School's Ella Lannon. Her essay highlighted improvements that she’d like to see in College Park—new environmental programs, recreational facilities, and crime and pedestrian safety measures. She was recently honored at a ceremony in Annapolis, along with the other state winners. Check out the gallery to find out what schools the students attend, and what they would focus on to improve College Park, if they were mayor.
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
College Park fourth-graders will also be recognized for performance in "If I Were Mayor" essay contest.
Council could adopt the fiscal year 2013 operating and capital budgets at Tuesday night's College Park Mayor and Council meeting, but the highlight of the night might be the recognition of College Park fourth-graders who placed in the Maryland Municipal League's "If I Were Mayor Contest." Ella Lannon, who goes to Holy Redeemer School, was one of 10 regional winners. Other school and semi-finalist winners will also be present, representing Paint Branch Elementary, Hollywood Elementary, Dar-us-Salaam AI-Huda and Berwyn Christian School. Last year, the winners read their essays at the council meeting. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. Pick up a free parking pass on the first floor. If you can't be there, watch it live on …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Ella Lannon is a regional winner in the MML's annual "If I Were Mayor" essay contest.
Improving pedestrian safety in College Park is a commonly cited goal for area residents and officials, but among the fourth graders too? That’s at least the case for Holy Redeemer School student Ella Lannon, who was recently named a regional winner of the Maryland Municipal League's 12th “If I were Mayor” essay contest. Her essay highlighted improvements that she’d like to see in College Park—new environmental programs, recreational facilities, and crime and pedestrian safety measures. “Some ways to increase pedestrian safety are to have more sidewalks and walking paths and put in more crosswalks,” the Berwyn Heights resident wrote in her winning entry. Lannon’s mother, Karen Lannon, said her 9-year-old daughter is very observant of her …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Holy Redeemer's Ella Lannon is one of 10 fourth graders in the state who will be recognized at the State House next month for her winning Maryland Municipal League contest essay.
If Ella Lannon were mayor of College Park, she knows just the challenges she would face: safety and environmental issues, and she'd want more areas for recreation. The Holy Redeemer School fourth grader wrote about these challenges in an essay submitted to the Maryland Municipal League's 12th “If I were Mayor” essay contest. Lannon was one of 10 fourth grade students in Maryland selected as a regional winner. More than 2,000 students submitted essays for this year's contest, with a theme of- "Meeting the Challenge." The regional winners will attend a public ceremony at the Maryland State House next month, where they will be recognized by Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, receive a Governor’s Citation, an award plaque and $100 cash. Following the …