Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis (R,C,I,Ref-Brooklyn, Staten Island) is hosting a Presidents’ Day essay contest for students in Brooklyn and Staten Island to celebrate the holiday. Students in grades 3 through 5 are encouraged to participate and write an essay about what they would do if they were president to improve our community.

“I’m happy to announce my Presidents’ Day essay contest and encourage teachers and parents to have their students participate as a way to foster an interest in our community,” said Malliotakis. “I look forward to hearing from our students about how they would change their communities for the better. It will be refreshing to hear positive ideas from our local children and hopefully get them engaged in community service.”

Each participant will receive a certificate of merit from Malliotakis and contest winners will receive a gift certificate to a local book store.

All essays must be received by Monday, February 25. Each submission must include the student’s name, school, grade and contact information and can be sent by email to [email protected]