Beaverton is excited to announce that Nandini Naidu, now a freshman at Valley Catholic High School, has won first place in the statewide Oregon Mayors Association's (OMA) "If I Were Mayor…" contest. Nandini was our local essay contest winner. "Nandini winning this contest confirms what I'm always thinking—Beaverton is home to some of the most talented students in the state," said Mayor Denny Doyle. "She's an inspirational young lady and we're proud of her statewide win." Nandini was recognized at the September 9 City Council meeting (pictured below) where she received a certificate and the first-place prize, a new iPad Air. The state-level competition was judged by members of the OMA Board of Directors. More than 30 cities participated in this year’s contest at the local level, with 52 entries forwarded to the state-level contest. Congratulations to Nandini!
2014 If I Were Mayor... Contest
Mayor Denny Doyle announced the winners of Beaverton’s “If I Were Mayor...” contest during the Beaverton City Council meeting on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. This is the sixth year the City of Beaverton participated in the contest sponsored by the Oregon Mayors Association for students in fourth grade through high school. The Beaverton winner in each category received a $50 Visa gift card and will go on to compete in the statewide competition for an iPad Air tablet.
4-5 Grade Poster Contest: Jennifer Mende
Jennifer is in the 5th grade at Jacob Wismer Elementary School Jennifer’s poster portrayed a healthy, friendly and clean Beaverton.
View Jennifer's poster
Middle School Student Essay Contest: Nandini Naidu
Nandini is in the 8th grade at Valley Catholic Middle School. Nandini’s essay outlined a peaceful and harmonious Beaverton. Her hope was to make Beaverton more business friendly, family-friendly and eco-friendly.
Read Nandini's essay
High School Video Contest: Katie Li
Katie is in the 11th grade at Sunset High School. Katie’s video asked for later school start times so youth would be more focused and not fall asleep in class. She also included a Beaverton Planting Day.
Congratulations to our 2014 “If I Were Mayor…” Contest winners!
4-6 Grade Poster Contest: Ruth Larabee
Ruth Larabee is the poster contest winner. Ruth is in the 6th grade and home schooled by her mom, Gail Larabee. Ruth’s poster
promoted Ruth’s poster promoted a friendly, clean and healthy community.
Middle School Student Essay Contest: Sabrina Wu
Sabrina, is the essay contest winner. Sabrina is in the 7th grade at Stoller Middle School. According to Sabrina’s essay
if she was Mayor, she would: increase the school budget and not cut school days; increase programs and shelters for homeless students and families; create more community gardens to create more oxygen through plants; add more hiking and biking trails to promote exercise; and, increase the use of reusable shopping bags to minimize ocean pollution.
|4-6 Grade Poster Contest: Jacquelyn Molloseau
Jacquelyn Molloseau is the poster contest winner. Jacquelyn is in 4th grade at William Walker Elementary School. Jacquelyn's poster promoted a city with more after-school activities full of science.
|High School Student Video Contest: Lindsay Overhage
Lindsay is the video contest winner. Lindsay is in 10th grade at Westview High School. Lindsay is also a very active member of the Mayor’s Youth Advisory Board. Lindsay’s video focused on sustainable measure to improve Beaverton.
|4-6 Grade Poster Contest: Marisa Padilla
Marisa Padilla is the poster contest winner. Marisa just completed the 5th grade at Ridgewood Elementary School.
Marisa’s poster promoted a city with:
|7-8 Grade Essay Contest: Daniel Tailor
Daniel Tailor is the essay contest winner. Daniel just completed the 7th grade at Beaverton’s Health and Science School.
Daniel’s essay included ideas such as:
- uniforms in school
- requiring solar panels on buildings
- a portion of business taxes to pay for food banks
| High School and College Student Video Contest: Shivani Negi
Shivani is the video contest winner. Shivani just completed the 10th grade at Jesuit High School. Shivani’s video focused on homeless youth in Beaverton. In the end, Shivani’s message was for Beaverton to have a call to action to stop funding cuts to the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, which supports low-income families with children while they strive to become self-sufficient.