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"If I Were Mayor, I Would..." Essay Contest

Sixth graders across Georgia are invited to become city leaders in the Georgia Municipal Association’s (GMA) “If I Were Mayor, I Would . . .” essay contest. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 6.

The contest is open to all 6th graders, including home schooled students and private school students. The contest is a way for students to begin learning about city government, the role cities play in communities and their responsibilities as leaders.

According to contest rules, every essay must begin with the sentence, “If I were mayor, I would” and essays may not be longer than 350 words. They can be either typed or hand written, but must be legible and have the student’s name and school on them. 

One winner will be chosen from each of GMA’s 12 districts, and will be selected by a panel of city officials. Each winner will receive a $250 check and other small prizes. Winners will be notified by the end of March, and will be invited, along with their teachers, parents and mayors, to a luncheon in Atlanta.

For more information about the essay contest, contact Amy Henderson at 678-686-6226 or email ahenderson@gmanet.com.
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