Who will be Mukilteo’s next Mayor for a Day?

Beacon partners with city to offer essay contest for youth
By Nicholas Johnson | Jul 26, 2017
Photo by: Sara Bruestle Mukilteo sixth grader Mohuwa Wahid was the winner of the 2016 Mayor for a Day essay contest. Mohuwa rode with Mayor Jennifer Gregerson in the Lighthouse Festival parade. In this file photo, Wahid meets Gregerson at Mukilteo City Hall.

The Mukilteo Beacon, in partnership with the city of Mukilteo, is looking for a student between 8 and 12 years old to serve as the city’s honorary mayor during the Mukilteo Lighthouse Festival this September.

The winner will get to ride with the real mayor, Jennifer Gregerson, in the Lighthouse Festival parade, will be honored at the festival’s main stage, will be treated to a catered buffet at the VIP dinner, and will watch the fireworks up close.

Contestants must write an essay of 400 words or fewer about what they like best about living in Mukilteo. Include your first and last name, age, school, grade, phone number and email address.

Last year’s Mayor for a Day was Mohuwa Wahid. The Endeavour Elementary sixth grader followed in her sister Lara’s footsteps, who won the contest in 2014.

“Last time, I was the one who was watching it all happen, and now I get to be part of it,” Mohuwa said after learning she had won.

The deadline for the eighth-annual Mayor for a Day essay contest is Aug. 18. Email essays to mukilteoeditor@yourbeacon.net, or mail or drop them off at the Beacon offices, 806 5th St. in Mukilteo.

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