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County Executive Leopold Invites Students to Participate in Model Government

Deadline for Applications is December 1

Annapolis (November 13, 2008) - County Executive John R. Leopold is inviting all 10th and 11th grade students to compete for the chance to be County Executive, Councilman or Department Head for a day.

Students can now apply to participate in the annual Student Model Government Program. Applications are due by December 1. A mock County Council hearing will take place on February 17, 2009.

"This program is a great chance for students to get a flavor of how the legislative and administrative process works," County Executive Leopold said. "Having a chance to try something out can help guide a student’s career ambitions, and also demonstrate the power of getting involved in government."

Entrants must submit a short essay describing what the student would hope to accomplish if given the chance to serve as County Executive or as a County Councilman. Whether it is making our streets safer, bringing jobs to our County or addressing environmental concerns, this is a great opportunity for our students to let us know their priorities.

More than 30 students will be selected to participate in Model Government. Complete entry forms and instructions are available from Constituent Representative Joan Harris, who can be reached at (410) 222-1323.

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