‘State senator for a day’

State Senator Martin J. Golden will be hosting his Eighth Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest and has invited junior high school, public, private and parochial school students within grades six, seven and eight, and throughout Districts 20, 21, and 22 to participate.

Golden is asking students to write essays of no more than 250-words, which begins with the phrase, “If I were a State Senator for a Day%u2026”

In the past, students have written about issues facing the community such as public safety, parks, and schools, senior citizens, graffiti, streetlights, traffic congestion and have suggested ideas for legislation.

The winning essays are judged on content and creativity. In thepast, more than 1,000 students submitted their essays for consideration. The deadline for essay submissions is March 19.

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 comprised of members of the press and local leaders.

The winner of the contest and their class will be invited to Albany where they will see the legislative process in action.

For more, contact Golden’s office at 718-238-6044.

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