Local children invited to get political through essay writing

February 10, 2017 by  

The New York Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) is interested in learning what the youth of Massapequa Park see as their biggest concerns for their hometown. The conference is sponsoring an essay contest that is open to all 8th grade students who want to contribute their ideas on the topic of what they would do if elected mayor.

Every youth group, community center and library in the area is encouraged to advertise the event at their own facilities to increase the responses. Posters, banners, and brochures will help draw in talent and remind children that their opinions matter.

A first place title will earn the writer $150 and an invitation to attend the May 2017 NYCOM annual meeting in Saratoga Springs along with the mayor, their parents and their teacher. Recognition of their achievement will take place at the event luncheon. The second place winner will earn $75 and third place has a $50 prize. All winning participants will be given the title of ‘Mayor for a Day’ and publicly recognized in the community for their knowledge of important local concerns, and their civic-minded attitude.

Potential young penmen have less than a month to get involved, as the deadline for entering the essay entry is March 8th. Applications and complete rules are available at www.NYCOM.org or at Village Hall.