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By Jade Bulecza - bio | email

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) –That's the question the City of Valdosta is asking sixth graders in the annual "If I were mayor" essay contest.

In 350 words or less, students must explain how they would make a difference in their community.

One winner will be selected from each of the Georgia Municipal Association's 12 districts.

They and their parents will be invited to an awards luncheon where they'll get $250 savings bond.

"This contest allows students to not only think about how to write an essay but how to get themselves involved in local government and in the community," said said Valdosta public information officer Sementha Mathews.

Three winners in Valdosta will be recognized by Mayor John Fretti at an April city council meeting.

Their essays will be displayed in City Hall. Click here for more information.