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UPPER MARLBORO, Md. -
Three front-runners in the race for Prince George's County School Board are college students, who have spent their summer on the campaign trail.
Edward Burroughs III turned 20 Saturday. Of the three challengers in three county districts, Burroughs is a veteran.
He is a former student member of the county school board, running for re-election for the adult, District 8 seat after getting 67 per cent of the vote in the primary.
Rahella Ahmed, a student at the University of Maryland College Park, turned 19 last month. She got 34 per cent of the vote when she ran against board chair Verjeana Jacobs, who came in with 25 per cent. Ahmed concedes realistically that things that could hold her back are her age, ethnicity and religion (She's a Muslim).
David Murray is 20; a UMBC student says he's running because he graduated from the school system. He says Prince George's County is near the bottom in school achievement and he wants to see it improve to the levels of surrounding jurisdictions.