CONGRATULATIONS 2017 "IF I WERE MAYOR...I WOULD" STUDENT CONTEST WINNERS
Mayor George Endicott announced the winners of the 2017 “If I Were Mayor, I Would...” student contest during the May 9 City Council meeting. Redmond students from fourth to twelfth grade are encouraged to enter the annual contest sponsored by the Oregon Mayors Association (OMA). Sydney Cassaro, Tom McCall Elementary, produced the winning poster from the thirty creative entries submitted, and Brody Gobler, Elton Gregory Middle School, wrote the winning essay from the twenty-four submitted.
Mayor Endicott personally awarded the winner from each category a $100 bill. Winning entries from Redmond will be entered in the statewide contest, where three students will receive iPad computers. Statewide winners will be notified (along with their Mayor) in mid-July.
The 2017 If I Were Mayor, I Would Contest...” student contest winners by category:
4th – 6th grade Poster Category
Winner – Sydney Cassaro, Teacher - Mrs. Wheeler Tom McCall Elementary 5th grade
Runner-Up – Jace Torres, Teacher - Mrs. Wheeler Tom McCall Elementary 5th grade
Honorable Mention – Grace Stott, Teacher - Mrs. Dawn Alexander, Tom McCall Elementary 5th grade
7th – 8th grade Essay Category
Winner – Brody Gobler, Teacher - Mrs. Kelli Grey, Elton Gregory 7th grade
Runner Up – Victoria Stout, Teacher - Mrs. Grey, Elton Gregory 7th grade
Honorable Mention – Kal Ray Parsley, Teacher - Mrs. Ginny McPherson, Redmond Proficiency Academy 8th grade
We Look Forward to Your Entries in 2018!
Share your creative ideas about what you would do as mayor and you could win $100.
Local winners are entered into the state contest for a chance to win an iPad Air!
Redmond students from fourth to twelfth grade, including students who are home schooled, are encouraged to enter the 2018 "If I Were Mayor…" student contest sponsored by the Oregon Mayors Association (OMA).
Mayor George Endicott will select one winner in each of the following categories:
Elementary School Students - Poster
Middle School Students - Essay
High School Students - Video or Digital Presentation (Powerpoint, Prezi, ect.)
ENTRY DEADLINE - April 21, 2018
Submit entries electronically or deliver to:
Redmond City Hall
Attn: Ramona Sorensen
411 SW 9th St.
Redmond, OR 97756
COMING 2017/18 School Year ENTRY FORM (pdf) CONTEST INFORMATION FLYER (pdf)
What Does a Mayor Do?
Oregon mayors are elected by the voters in their city to serve as the chair of the city’s governing body—the city council. They are the recognized civic leader in the eyes of the community and the person who represents their city to other governments and individuals. The mayor presides over council meetings and participates in discussions. In many cases he or she votes on issues only in cases of a tie. Depending on the city’s charter (the equivalent of a constitution), the mayor may also appoint committees to study public policy (in areas such as parks, transportation, community planning, libraries, traffic safety, etc.) with council approval, veto ordinances (city laws) passed by the council, and sign ordinances and other records approved by the council.
Judging of the local contest will be conducted by your city officials or other persons appointed by the mayor. A panel of Oregon mayors will judge the statewide entries. In selecting the winners, the judges will consider:
- Creativity – Does the student demonstrate curiosity and originality?
- Clarity/Sincerity of Thought – Is the submission well thought out and organized?
- Proper Use of Grammar – Does the submission contain proper spelling, grammar and punctuation?
- Subject Relevancy – Are the major points relevant to the role of a government leader? Does the student demonstrate an understanding of municipal government and the job of mayor?
EXAMPLES OF WINNING "IF I WERE MAYOR...I WOULD" ENTRIES
Winning entries of the 2014 " If I Were Mayor… I Would" student contest. Two entries went on to win the state contest with each student also received an iPad Air.
Emma Poindexter, Ridgeview High School, Local & State Winning Video Presentation
Terrik Allman, Elton Gregory Middle School, Essay
CLICK to READ WINNING ESSAY
Rebekah O’Neill, Terrebonne Community School, Local & State Winning Poster Entry