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May 23: Hood MSL participates in annual session

Monday, May 23, 2016

FREDERICK, Md.— Two Hood College students won an election and one received an award at an annual event in Annapolis as part of a statewide organization simulating Maryland government processes April 29-May 1.

The MSL is a nonprofit that allows college and university students opportunities to experience Maryland state government and legislative processes and gather to write and debate public policy. Each year during its annual session, members experience the legislative process of the actual house of delegates and senate chambers. The MSL includes delegations from Hood College; McDaniel College; Mount St. Mary’s University; St. Mary’s College of Maryland; St. John’s College; University of Maryland, Baltimore County; University of Maryland, College Park; and Washington College.

Rising senior Dylan Wood and rising junior Tyler Graham were elected by their peers to serve as the governor and lieutenant governor of the statewide MSL convening next academic year. In addition to the election, Graham received the award for best delegate.

During the weekend’s activities, Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford addressed the participants from eight schools, and there was a session with an alumni panel that featured Hood Class of 2015 graduate Caitlin Battey who is now with the McCain Institute.

Graduating seniors who have been involved with the MSL for three or four years were recognized for their commitment to the organization. Melissa Lopez, Elliot Tombs and Emma Ward were recognized from Hood. The other members of the Hood contingent included Gabrielle Cavalier, Paula Del Valle Torres, Andrew Drum, Nick Fisher, Samuel Kebede, Brice McAndrew, Cooper Muff, Brielle Rozmus and Derrick Wood.