Cedaredge Middle School student Shelby Oard took time out to read her essay, "If I Were Mayor...," to the Cedaredge Board of Trustees, her proud parents and others gathered for the April 19 town council meeting.
The "If I Were Mayor...," essay is a statewide contest sponsored by the Colorado Municipal League and COLOTRUST for all 7th and 8th grade students throughout Colorado.
According to Mayor Pat Means, contest winners will receive a certificate of achievement and $500 to establish a scholarship account with CollegeInvest. They will also have the opportunity to attend the Colorado Municipal League's 90th annual conference in Breckenridge June 19–22.
In her essay, Oard wrote, "I care a lot about Cedaredge and I do believe that we have some work to do, but when we are done Cedaredge will be the friendliest town around. If you have any questions or concerns about this town, participate in our council meetings and we will do the best we can to solve your problems."
Two other CMS students, Kayla Gash and Noah LaVau, were also recognized for their essays by the trustees during the council meeting, and all three were awarded a certificate of appreciation signed by Mayor Means.blog comments powered by Disqus