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Mayor essay contest winner

April 05, 2002|BY JULIE E. GREENE

SHARPSBURG - If Sharpsburg Elementary School fourth-grader Norah McCrossin were mayor, she would invite the town's children to Town Council meetings to promote their ideas.

McCrossin, 10, won this year's "If I were Mayor, I would ..." contest for District 8, which is Washington County, said Linda Burrell, of the Maryland Municipal League.

The Municipal League holds the essay contest for fourth-graders throughout the state. There were 12 winners this year from among about 2,100 applicants.

McCrossin wrote that she would have a bike and pedestrian path built to connect Antietam National Battlefield to the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, Burrell said.

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She also would expand the town library's hours and "enhance the responsibility" of taking care of citizens and historic monuments, Burrell said.

McCrossin will receive a plaque, a citation from Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and a $250 savings bond, Burrell said.

McCrossin was unable to attend a recognition ceremony with Townsend in Annapolis on Wednesday, but is expected to be recognized at Municipal Night on April 20 before a Bowie Baysox game, Burrell said.

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