School newspaper leaders moderate a school board candidates forum.
Friday, October 19, 2012
By Chelsea Boone Capital News Service Many high school students’ after-school activities consist of sports, clubs or the National Honor Society. But for Rockville High School seniors Anthony Ellis and Nicholas Cropper, one of their extracurricular activities this week included keeping politicians in line. One day after CNN's Candy Crowley made news by moderating the presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, student journalists Cropper, 17, and Ellis, 16, served as moderators for the Montgomery County Board of Education candidates' forum. The students spent more than two hours on Wednesday evening firing off questions on topics such as closing achievement gaps, reducing class sizes and combatting childhood obesity. Ellis, …
Mullican: Marcuccio, Hall, Newton and Trahan remain my choice.
The King Farm Citizens' Assembly held the Rockville Mayor and Council candidates' second forum on Tuesday. The format for this forum allowed the candidates to give the audience a better idea where each candidate differs or agrees on the issues asked. All candidates sat together and questions were addressed to the mayoral candidates first. After the council candidates answered their questions, each candidate gave a one-minute closing remark. There were 85 people in attendance, not all were King Farm residents. After this debate, I decided I need to hear more answers by each candidate because my choice of two candidates is in question. My four top candidates remain: Marcuccio, Hall, Newton and Trahan. What five members I believe will work …