In December, Mrs. White presented her 7th-grade English Language Arts students with the opportunity to enter the League of Cities “If I Were Mayor Essay Contest”. The contest was open to students across the state of Iowa to write an essay about how they would take on the role of mayor in their own town or city. Participants were judged on creativity, clarity, sincerity of thought, and proper grammar usage.
One student was selected from each of our state’s four congressional districts and each of these students was awarded a $250 college scholarship and was invited to attend a ceremony with Governor Reynolds. Sean Wu was selected as our congressional district’s contest winner!
On April 5, he and his family attended the ceremony, at the capital, where he was named the statewide contest winner and was awarded the grand prize of a $500 college scholarship.
Congratulations, Sean! What an honor!