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2014 If I Were Mayor... Contest – Statewide Winner!

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!

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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

Poster contest winner Jennifer Mende with Mayor Doyle

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

2014 Essay winner Nandini Naidu with Mayor Doyle

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.

2014 Video contest winner Katie Li with Mayor Doyle

Congratulations to our 2014 “If I Were Mayor…” Contest winners!

If you are interested in entering the “If I were Mayor…” Contest, check back to this website for the official entry form and contest details in mid-February 2015.