Brooklyn - State Senator Martin J. Golden (R-C-I, Brooklyn) today announced that he will be hosting the 11th Annual Senator for a Day contest for middle school students throughout his district. Senator Golden is sending a letter to every middle school in the 22nd Senate District, asking 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders to participate by writing an essay on what they would do if they were Senator for a Day.
The essay must be no more than 250-words and begin with the phrase, "If I Were A State Senator For a Day". Throughout the essay, students should write about the issues they see facing the community. The winning essays will be judged on content and creativity.
Senator Marty Golden stated, "There is great talent in the classrooms of my district, and I invite the students to write an essay and tell me what they would seek to accomplish as a State Senator. As our middle school students are being educated in school, they also travel, shop and frequent our parks. They see some of the issues I do, and some different, but through this contest, they can be assured that I will continue to work to improve the quality of life of our neighborhood. I look forward to reading the essays and this contest."
Finalists will be notified and invited to a special ceremony in the Spring where they will read aloud their essays in front of a panel of judges. The winner of the contest will be invited with their class to spend the day in the State Capitol in Albany. Teachers should return entries for this contest to: Senator Marty Golden c/o Senator For A Day Contest, 7408-5th Avenue, Brooklyn, New York 11209.
The deadline was Monday, March 18, 2013 but is now Friday, April 26th.