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"If I Were Mayor" Essay Contest Winners Announced

Several dozen local city schools students competed in the contest, producing some award-winning essays and well-thought out ideas for our community. 

This year’s winners are all students of Mrs. Whitfield’s class at Valdosta Middle School. The following students read their winning essays at the meeting in front of the mayor, city council members and others in attendance. View the winning essays

1st Place— Toni Salami

2nd Place—Kaightlyn Jowers

3rd Place—Deeya Patel 

The city congratulates these student winners and all the participants in this year’s contest. For more information, contact Public Information Officer Sementha Mathews at 229-259-3548 or at