Student’s essay among state winners in VML annual contest

A Kenston Forest 7th grader is one of eight statewide winners in the Virginia Municipal League’s annual “If I Were Mayor” essay contest.

Sadie Henshaw, daughter of Heath & Kristin Henshaw of Sutherland, will receive a $150 cash prize and plaque. Her essay was judged by VML as the best in Region 4, which includes Nottoway, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Prince Edward, Buckingham, Cumberland, Halifax, Charlotte, Amherst, Campbell, Appomattox, and Pittsylvania counties.

Each year, VML invites all Virginia 7th graders to write a 200 to 500-word essay, “If I Were Mayor,” to tell others what they would do as mayor to make their city, town, or county an even better place to live.

Each Fall, Blackstone Mayor Billy Coleburn visits 7th graders at Nottoway Middle School and Kenston Forest to promote the VML contest and explain the role of Mayor.



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