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Lanier MS Student Wins Regional Essay Contest

“If I Were Mayor” Essay Contest Sponsored by Virginia Municipal League Drew Entries from Seventh Graders Across the Commonwealth

Lanier Middle School seventh grade student Gideon DeMarco was named the Region 5 winner for the essay contest “If I Were Mayor”. The contest, sponsored by the Virginia Municipal League was open to all Virginia seventh grade students. The essays had to be from 200-500 words and were judged on originality, persuasiveness, understanding of city/town/county services and proper use of composition. This was the third year of the contest.

DeMarco, a seventh grade student from Lanier MS, won the contest for Region 5. He received a plaque and $150 cash prize and will be recognized by the City of Fairfax Mayor, Town Council, Superintendent and School Board at the council meeting April 24th.

Gideon’s essay discussed what he would do if elected mayor and concludes with “If I were mayor, promoting the wellbeing of each individual citizen in our city will be my biggest goal. If would make this city a pleasant environment for everyone.”

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