Why I love Mukilteo l Mayor for a Day

By Kelsey Schaaf, 2018 Mukilteo Mayor for a Day | Sep 12, 2018

Editor’s Note: The following column is the essay that Kelsey Schaaf submitted in The Beacon’s Mayor for a Day contest. Schaaf was selected to be the 2018 Mayor for a Day, and rode with Mukilteo Mayor Jennifer Gregerson in the Lighthouse Festival parade on Saturday, Sept. 8.



I have lived in Mukilteo my whole life. Mukilteo is a magnificent city, and I wouldn’t change a thing about it. What I love most about Mukilteo are the people, the education kids receive, and the activities we all can partake in.

The residents of Mukilteo are so warm and welcoming. Whenever I’m in the car, or taking a walk, people would always wave at me or say “good morning!” or “hello!”

People would also greet me sincerely or say it’s nice to see me again whenever I’m in businesses like restaurants or banks. These small acts of kindness always brighten my day.

I appreciate how everybody looks out for each other, and it makes me feel very safe and secure wherever I go.

In our schools, we get the best education they can give us, and I’m thankful for that. Our teachers give us help when needed, and they teach us new things every day. They really care about each student, and they do everything they can for us to excel both in school and in life. I don’t think I could ask for a better education than our schools provide.

Mukilteo also provides fun activities for kids and adults to participate in. It’s great that I get to do fun sports with my friends after school at the Boys & Girls Club; it’s an excellent way to get out of screen time and enjoy the sports that I love playing.

I also enjoy hiking in Mukilteo with all my friends and family. We get to see beautiful scenery and interesting wildlife.

Without these opportunities, I would be staying home doing nothing all day, and I wouldn’t be able to get the regular exercise I need.

I am very grateful that I live in such a friendly and fun city that values education. I love Mukilteo, and I wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.



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