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Councilmember McDuffie at Brookland Middle School to honor 8th grader Laila Holsendorff with a DC Council Ceremonial Resolution for winning the Google Doodle state competition for D.C.!
As our students and teachers prepare to wrap up the school year, the amazing work that our students are accomplishing has not slowed down. Four of our city’s best students have been recognized nationally for their creativity, intelligence, and problem-solving skills.
Brookland Middle School’s very own Laila Holsendorff, an 8th grader, was selected as the 2018 Doodle for Google contest winner for Washington D.C. Laila is now in competition to become the 8th/9th grade national finalist. I am very proud of Laila’s success and even more excited that Laila will be attending McKinley Technology High School here in Ward 5.

India Skinner, Mikayla Sharrieff and Bria Snell 11th graders at Banneker Senior High School were recently named finalists in the NASA Optimus Prime Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge.  Working with D.C.'s new Inclusive Innovation Incubator (In3), the teens developed a water purification system to provide clean and pH balanced water in public school water fountains.
Laila, India, Mikayla, and Bria have represented their families and the entire city well. I applaud the faculty and staff at Banneker High School and Brookland Middle School and the dedication they display every day for their students.  These young women are the future of this city, we are proud of what they have already accomplished -- and look forward to following their future accomplishments as well.

The District of Columbia has some of the best educators in the country and in honor of teacher appreciation week I want to share my gratitude for all of the amazing work they do.
In Service,
India Skinner, Mikayla Sharrieff and Bria Snell, the members of the "H2NO to H2O" team that was a top 10 finalist for the NASA Optimus Prime Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge.
In this issue of the Ward 5 Report:

Kenyan in the Community

Councilmember McDuffie is joined by Mayor Bowser and Deputy Mayor Kenner on Rhode Island Avenue NE to announce the latest round of awardees of D.C.'s Great Streets grant program. Since Councilmember McDuffie has been in office, 44 small businesses in Ward 5 have received a Great Streets grant.

Ward 5 Seniors Day Out - May 23 at North Michigan Park Rec

On May 23rd, 2018 Seabury Resources for Aging will be hosting Ward 5 Seniors Day out in celebration of Older Americans Month.  The Seabury Resources for Aging mission is to provide personalized, affordable services and housing options to help older adults in the greater Washington, DC area live with independence and dignity.

DATE: Wednesday, May 23
TIME: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
LOCATION: North Michigan Park Recreation Center, 1333 Emerson St NE

D.C Animal Health Fair - May 19

D.C. Department of Health and Humane Rescue Alliance will present a series of Animal Health Fairs across D.C. The Ward 5 Animal Health Fair will take place at Two Rivers PCS at Young School on Saturday, May 19 from 9:00 am - 11:30 am. The fairs offer free onsite vaccinations for dogs and cats of District residents, opportunities to obtain dog licenses, and the chance to learn more about D.C. animal laws and to speak with veterinarians about your pet’s health.

DATE: Saturday, May 19
TIME: 9:00 am - 11:30 am
LOCATION: Two Rivers Public Charter School Charles Young School,
View the flyer, with alternate dates and locations across D.C., here
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