Tuesday, February 2, 2010

"If I Were Mayor, I Would..." essay for 6th Grade students

Georgia Municipal Association (GMA), "If I Were Mayor, I Would..." essay competition encourages 6th grade students throughout Georgia to participate in this year’s state wide contest.

Twelve winners, one from each of GMA’s districts, along with their parents, teacher, and local mayor, will attend an awards luncheon in April. Prizes, including a $250 savings bond, will be awarded to each winner. GMA will also send a “Certificate of Participation” to each of the students who submit an essay, recognizing the efforts of each student. A statewide winner will be selected from among the twelve essay winners and will receive an additional $250 savings bond.

The contest gives students a chance to creatively use grade-specific language arts skills and civics/social studies knowledge. The essays may not exceed 350 words and have a deadline of Friday, March 5, 2010. Teachers submitting multiple essays can attach one entry form to the entire class's work; however, please be sure the student's name and school name are somewhere on the essay in case the essay gets separated from the entry form.

Essays should be mailed to:

   Georgia Municipal Association
   Attention: Essay Contest
   P.O. Box 105377
   Atlanta, GA 30348

For additional information regarding GMA and the “If I Were Mayor, I Would…” essay competition please contact Amy Henderson at 678-686-6226 or by email at ahenderson@gmanet.com.

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