Lauderdale fifth-grader, is one of three winners of the League of Minnesota Cities 2017 Mayor For a Day Essay contest


Alecia Jendro

Alicia Jendro, a Lauderdale fifth-grader, is one of three winners of the League of Minnesota Cities 2017 Mayor For a Day Essay contest. Jendro’s essay was selected from more than 400 entries from Minnesota fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders. Students wrote essays based on the prompt, “If you were mayor for a day, what would you do to show people that local governments are good places to work?”

Jendro wrote about the ways that various city workers help the community go. “We should appreciate the city government because without librarians, engineers, firefighters and lots of other people, there wouldn’t be the city we see today.”

Along with the other two winners, Rachel Jeong, a fifth-grader from St. Paul and Sebastian Cerda, a fifth grader from Maple Grove, Jendro received a commemorative plaque and a check for $100. See the winners’ essays at www.lmc.org/page/1/MFAD-JanFeb2018.jsp.

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