2013 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 7, 2013. This is the fifth 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 a laptop computer. The 2010 Essay winner, Alley Heueisen, went on to win the state competition.
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.