Mary A. LehmanCOLLEGE PARK, Md. – Prince George’s County Councilwoman Mary A. Lehman will kick off the 7th Annual Scholastic Olympics set for May 6, 2017 at the College Park Aviation Museum.

Lehman, who has represented District 1 since 2010, will encourage and motivate the dozens of Prince George’s County high school students who gather to compete in four academic competitions – a Spelling bee, U.S. History contest, Speech/Oratory competition and our signature Jeopardy-style Math-a-thon.

Students win $500 in cash for first place in each subject, $300 for second place and $200 for first place. In addition, local businesses donate medals, awards, gift cards and food products to the day-long event. In six years, nearly 90 students have won close to $30,000 in cash from the competitions.
Scholastic Olympics, Inc. is a grassroots, nonprofit organization that attacks learning deficits with alternative or nonconventional education programs. While the annual quadrathlon is the main signature event, other programs have included Math Hoops and Happenin’ History. Lehman has supported Scholastic Olympics the past three years.

Born in Cheverly, Lehman is a graduate of Eleanor Roosevelt High School, and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park. She lives in Laurel with her husband and four children.

As a County Council member, Lehman has previously chaired the Transportation, Housing and the Environment Committee and pursued her commitment to the environment and good government through county and state legislation. She is a champion of a strong public education system. A longtime civic activist, Lehman previously worked as a legislative aide in Annapolis, and as District 1 education liaison. A former journalist, Lehman covered Congress