Raimondo announces ‘Governor for a Day’ essay contest for girls

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Governor Gina Raimondo will be holding a “Governor for a Day” essay contest for girls, her office announced on Monday.

The contest will serve as a way to encourage young girls to become leaders in their communities and will be open to girls in grades 5 through 8 around the state.

According to a statement by the Governor’s office, the winning essayist will be named “Governor for a Day” and will have the opportunity to meet and speak with other leaders of state government this spring.

“Every day I talk with young girls and women – from my own daughter to successful Rhode Island businesswomen – and I am reminded how important it is to expose young girls to the significance of public service,” Governor Raimondo said. “Girls should know that with hard work and dedication, the opportunities available to them here in Rhode Island are endless. This essay contest is a chance to engage us all in that conversation.”

Applicants who are interested in entering the contest should apply by March 13.

Applicants should answer the following question in 400 words or less: What would you do if you were Rhode Island’s Governor for a Day?

Students should submit the following information along with their essay:

  • Name
  • Age
  • School
  • Grade
  • Teacher’s Contact Information
  • Home Address
  • Contact Phone Number
  • Contact Email Address
  • Parent or Guardian Name(s)

Applicants may email their essays to communications@governor.ri.gov or mail their essays to:

Governor for a Day Essay Contest

C/O Governor’s Communications Office

82 Smith Street, Room 128

Providence, RI 02903

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