‘State Senator For a Day’ finalists

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The finalists have been selected in State Senator Martin J. Golden’s Seventh Annual “State Senator For A Day” essay contest.

This contest invited local school children of Districts 20, 21 and 22 to write essays no more than 250−words, which began with the phrase: “If I were a State Senator for a day…”

Throughout the essay, the students write about issues facing the community such as public safety, park improvements, educational needs, and traffic concerns.

The winning essays were judged on content and creativity, and a contest ceremony has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m., May 13 at the Knights of Columbus, 1305 86th Street in the Dyker Heights section of Brooklyn.

The 2009 “State Senator for a Day” contest finalists are:

• Our Lady of Grace: Kayla Bencebi, Grade 6; Matthew Babich, Grade 7; and Anthony Raimondi and Salvatore Ventrice, Grade 8.

• Our Lady of Guadelupe: Anthony J. Chillo, Class 6−301 and Christopher Malacaus, Class 7−303.

• Intermediate School 30: Danny Dinerman, and Shi Hua Liu, Class 6SG.

• Visitation Academy: Victoria DiStefano, Nicole Jackson, and Daniella Musacchio, Grade 6; Nadia Bon, Beatrice Ann Genco, and Alexandra Marsillo, Grade 7.

• St. Mary Mother of Jesus⁄St. Frances Cabrini Academy: Joseph Gatto.

• PS⁄IS 104: Jesse Guerrero, Class 6−224.

• PS 207⁄Fillmore Academy: Mariah Senitt−Escobard and Tyler Vozza, Class 6−310; Emily Thomas, Class 6−312; Angelica Cornier, Class 701; and Peter McGurty, Class 801.

• IS 201⁄Dyker Heights Intermediate School: Jacqueline Cardin, Class 751.

• Our Lady of Angels: Daniel Loud, Grade 7.

• Intermediate School 227: Nijim Nijim, Grade 7, Jennifer Rios and Frankie Rodriguez, Class 8−103.

• Intermediate School 99: Sherani−Tiamfook, Class 7−311.

• Genesis Program @ Xaverian High School: Alexandra Capellini, Grade 8.

• Intermediate School 278: Michaela Henry, Class 8−1.

• St. Patrick’s School: Mikhal Morris and Erin Mulrooney, Grade 8.

• Adelphi Academy: Jasmine Paulson, Grade 8.

The winner of the contest, based on performance, thoughts and presentation, and their class will be invited to Albany to see the legislative process in action.

Updated 3:33 pm, October 19, 2011
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