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City moves up contest deadline

'If I Were Mayor...' entries now due at end of April


Photo Credit: FILE - Jintana Happala's poster about building a swimming pool in honor of late Scappoose resident Fred Bernet won last year's 'If I Were Mayor, I Would...' contest at the grade-school level in Scappoose.The “If I Were Mayor, I Would...” contest in Scappoose has been given a revised deadline of 4 p.m. on April 30.

Scappoose City Recorder Susan Reeves said last month that she changed the date by which entries to the contest — which challenges students to decide and explain, through a certain medium, what they would do if they became mayor of their community — are due.

The previous deadline was May 8.

Students in fourth and fifth grades are eligible to enter the “If I Were Mayor...” poster contest, filling a poster measuring between 17 inches and 28 inches in height or width with a creative explanation of what they would work to accomplish as mayor.

For the sixth, seventh and eighth grades, there is an essay contest. Students should describe their goals as mayor in between 500 and 1,000 words.

Students in high school are challenged to make video, PowerPoint or other digital media presentations of one to three minutes in length outlining what they would do if they were mayor.

Citywide winners in each age group are entered into the statewide contest, where they could win an iPad Air tablet computer.

For more information about the contest, contact Reeves at 503-543-7146 or susanreeves@ci.scappoose.or.us.

The “If I Were Mayor...” contest is sponsored by the Oregon Mayors Association and cities throughout Oregon, including Scappoose and St. Helens.

The due date for St. Helens’ contest is April 24.

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