Katelyn O'Connor was among 39 semifinalists in the Maryland Municipal League's Mayor's Essay Contest.
The contest is designed to help youth understand government. During Monday's meeting, the town recognized Katelyn, a fourth-grade student, for her achievement.
"We're biased, we think you should have one," said to Katelyn during the presentation.
Katelyn also read her essay aloud to the audience in .
"If I were mayor I would face all the challenges head-on," Katelyn said.
The essay tackled issues such as being environmentally friendly and obesity.
Katelyn was one of several students recognized for achievements during Monday's meeting, including student Austin Markley and student Becca DiRocco.