What would you do to improve our community if you were President?

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis announced she is hosting her annual Presidents’ Day essay contest for students in Brooklyn and Staten Island to commemorate the holiday. Elementary school students in grades 3 through 5 are encouraged to participate and write essays about what they would do to improve our community if they were president.

“I’m happy to announce my President’s Day essay contest and encourage teachers and parents to have their elementary school students participate as a way to gain interest in civics and community service,” said Malliotakis. “Last year we received thoughtful essays on littering, drug abuse, traffic and homelessness. I look forward to once again hearing from students about what problems they think need to be addressed and their refreshing ideas on how they would change their communities for the better.

Each participant will receive a certificate of merit from Malliotakis and contest winners will receive a gift card to a local bookstore and an opportunity to meet with Malliotakis to discuss their ideas.

All essays must be submitted to [email protected] by Friday, February 21, and must be no longer than 400 words in length. Please include student’s first and last name, grade, class, parent’s first and last name and contact information: name, address, phone number and email.

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