The City of Sault Ste. Marie and the Rotary Club of Sault Ste. Marie North are pleased to announce the winner of the ‘Mayor for a Day’ contest. Keira Berlingieri, a Grade Five student from St. Basil, has been selected as Sault Ste. Marie’s ‘Mayor for a Day’.
“I was really impressed by the record amount of submissions this year,” says Mayor Christian Provenzano. “What I really enjoyed about Keira’s video submission was that she recognized the importance of a familial component to our community. Keira’s maturity and personality shone through in her video and I look forward to working with her and to visiting her class.”
The contest drew many applications from schools across the city. Honourable mentions for creative submissions go to:
– Mary Plastino, Grade Five, St. Mary’s French Immersion
Ashley Morgenstern, Grade Five, St. Paul
Elliana Brohart, Grade Five, Holy Cross
Lacey Levesque, Grade Six, St. Basil
Emma Houghton, Grade Five, Grandview
“I’d like to thank all of the students who submitted entries to the contest. The creativity on display from our youngest leaders was truly remarkable. I was inspired reading the many ideas and seeing the passion these children have for our community,” says Mayor Provenzano.
As ‘Mayor for a Day’, Keira will officially open the October 23, 2017 meeting of City Council and her video will be played at the beginning of the Council meeting. Keira will get to tour the Civic Centre and participate in some of Mayor Provenzano’s activities. Her class at St. Basil will also receive a pizza party and a visit from the Mayor.
The Mayor for a Day Contest was sponsored jointly by the City of Sault Ste. Marie and Soo North Rotary.