On this week’s front page is an article recognizing Ms. Gracie Orvin, a sixth-grade student at Appling County Middle School. Gracie was selected as the winner of the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) District Nine essay contest. Students write essays on the topic of “If I were mayor, I would…”. I feel confident that Gracie’s essay was outstanding to be selected as the overall winner in the 15-county district. The winning essay even landed Gracie an all-expense paid trip to Atlanta, by limousine no less with Mayor Steve Rigdon, to some fancy shindig at Turner Field. Congrats Gracie!
But what about all those other middle school students across the state that entered the contest and their essays just didn’t measure up to judging standards? Well, let’s take a gander at some of the ideas of these middle schoolers, shared by GMA in its monthly newsletter. I like a few of these ideas, such as the one about fried chicken:
- I will make a law where you have to have three gallons of sweet tea at all times.
- If I was the mayor, I would invent a new pie flavor.
- I would make people play at least one sport. I would do that because everybody has to be fit and have abs.
- Everybody would have to eat fried chicken once a week.
- Then, they will say our mayor is good, God is great, our mayor isn’t crazy.
- If I were mayor, I would make policemen secret ninjas in costumes.
- I would first make our school lunches tastier, but still healthy. The only way to do this is by hiding the vegetables in delicious foods, like casseroles.
- I would also try to conquer other cities to expand my city.
- If I was mayor I will make all Mondays part of the weekend so everyone can spend more time doing fun things instead of work.
- If I were mayor I would make all the streets all different colors.
- Also, I would declare a national holiday in my honor.
- My first law would be no trash on the highways. You will go to jail or pay a $200 million fine.
- So, as a mayor I will not force any children to eat vegetables. But they can’t eat a lot of chocolate.
- If I were mayor I would let you have a party bus.
- I would talk about money to all the little people.
- Aaaah. Sitting in a big old comfy chair and bossing people around. Sounds like my kind of job.
- Being mayor is a big responsibility. This power shouldn’t be placed in the hands of some people I know.
- We also need better toilet paper. The schools give us, basically sandpaper. My bee-hind is rubbed raw after I wipe. We need better paper. Not pillow soft made with warming pads in between each sheet and smell like gingerbread. Just toilet paper that’s not painful to use.