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Contest to answer ‘If I were mayor’

September 29, 2005

The League of Kansas Municipalities wants to know what seventh-graders in Kansas would do if they were elected civic leaders.

The league is sponsoring its annual essay contest, "If I were mayor, I would :"

A winning essay will be selected from each of the six geographic regions of the state, with winners each receiving a $250 savings bond. A grand-prize winner will be selected also.

Winners, their parents and teachers will be recognized at a ceremony in early 2006 at the Kansas Statehouse.

Entries, which must be received by Nov. 18, must begin with "If I were mayor, I would :" The essays should be no more than 250 words and must include the student's name, address, telephone number, school and teacher's name.

Essays will be judged on creativity, clarity, "sincerity of thought," and proper use of grammar. Winners will be notified by the end of December.

Entry forms, available at schools, must accompany each entry.

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