LEESVILLE-- The City of Leesville is pleased to announce the winners for the three divisions of the new Mayor for a Day contest.
"We're excited to be able to provide this opportunity to Leesville students. We wanted to create a program that would help students to learn more about local government and to hopefully inspire them to become more involved in making their city a better place when they get older," said Mayor Rick Allen. "I'm looking forward to spending a day with each of these students and listening to their ideas."
Division 1 winner for grades 3-5 is Kushal Upadhyay, 4th grade student at Faith Training Christian Academy, and he will be Mayor for a day on February 8, 2016.
Division 2 winner for grades 6-8 is Jayden Cortez, 6th grade student at Vernon Middle School, and will be Mayor for a day on February 22, 2016.
Division 3 winner for grades 9-12 is Terrell Newman, 10th grade student at Faith Training Christian Academy, and will be Mayor for a day on March 14, 2016.
The students will each have their own individual days as Mayor starting next week. Be on the look out for them on the Mayor's float in the Chamber of Commerce Mardi Gras Parade Saturday, February 6, at 2 p.m.
The winners will spend their day as Mayor touring City facilities, hanging out with Mayor Allen, and presenting in a City Council meeting.