Rabbi Ariel Sadwin speaking at the rally in Annapolis, Maryland
On Wednesday, nonpublic school students from across Maryland took to the streets of Annapolis to participate in the annual student rally hosted by Maryland CAPE (Council of American Private Education). More than 1,000 students, teachers, and parents from across faith communities, gathered to express their appreciation for the state-funded programs that benefit their schools and their families, and to seek continued support.
Joining in the festivities was Governor Larry Hogan, who addressed the cheering crowd about the important role students play in the legislative process, and then took some time to meet and engage with the students.
                       Students from Bais Yaakov with Governor Hogan
Participating in the gathering were students from Bais Yaakov of Baltimore and Mesivta Neimus HaTorah, who spent the day interacting with legislators, observing the House and Senate floor sessions, and effectively serving as ambassadors for their communities and for the programs which help them and thousands of their peers.
Rabbi Ariel Sadwin, director of Agudath Israel of Maryland and president of Maryland CAPE, was one of the main organizers of the rally and was interviewed by local media (see here).