Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is participating in the St. Mary’s City annual Maryland Day Celebration on March 23. Each year, a fourth-grade student is selected through an essay contest to represent the school system and Charles County at the celebration. This year, students must submit a video essay response through Twitter in response to the prompt “Why is Charles County a great place to live?”
Video submissions must be 140 seconds or less, and students may only submit one entry. Students interested in submitting a video for the contest can request assistance from their class or reading resource teachers.
All submissions should be sent as a direct message to the CCPS social studies department Twitter account, @ccps_ss. Deadline for submissions is 8 a.m. Feb. 14. The contest is only open to fourth-grade students.
A panel of judges from the CCPS Department of Instruction will review all submissions for content, delivery and mechanics, and select the finalist. In their submission, students should focus on the prompt and include a compelling response, ensure the video is clear and that they can be heard, and follow the 140-second submission requirement.
The Maryland Day Celebration program features a flag ceremony, in which the finalist will present the Charles County flag before a podium of dignitaries.
Questions should be directed to Geoff Howard, social studies resource teacher for CCPS, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,108 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event.