Friday, March 4, Deadline for "If I Were Mayor" Essay Contest

Local sixth grade students have until Friday, March 4, by 5 p.m., to submit their  “If I Were Mayor, I Would...” essays for the contest sponsored by the Valdosta Youth Council. The contest gives 6th grade students—from public, private or homeschools—a chance to creatively use grade-specific language arts skills and civics knowledge to express how they would make a difference if they held the position of Mayor.

According to contest rules, every essay must begin with the sentence, “If I were mayor, I would,” and the essay may not be longer than 350 words. The submitted essay may be either typed or neatly handwritten, and it must clearly display the student’s name, teacher and school clearly at the top of the page(s).

1st, 2nd and 3rd place local winners will be selected and recognized by Valdosta Mayor John Gayle at the April 21 City Council meeting. All local essays entered in the contest will be displayed at Valdosta City Hall during Georgia Cities Week, April 17-23, 2016.

The entries may be hand-delivered by the March 4 deadline to:  Public Information Office, Attention: Essay Contest, 300 N. Lee Street, #102, Valdosta, GA 31601.  Students and teachers may also contact Valdosta Youth Council Advisory Committee Member Lynn Orenstein at to schedule the pickup of essays, or visit the Valdosta Youth Council Facebook page for additional information.  

Posted by Sementha Mathews Thursday, March 3, 2016 3:45:00 PM Categories: Press Release Public Information