• Timothy Turner wins ‘If I were mayor, I would’ contest
By Linda Green

“If I were mayor, our community would be safer and our needs would meet a healthier standard. Our roads, traffic lights and traffic signs would be maintained. Animals wouldn’t be found on the streets starving and homeless.”
That paragraph is the beginning of the winning essay answering “If I were mayor, I would.”
Timothy Turner, a sixth-grade Thomson-McDuffie Middle School student, was named essay contest winner from 138 student entries.
According to Dianne Landers, Thomson city clerk, the contest allowed the sixth-graders to creatively use social studies lessons to tell what they would do as mayor to make their city the best place to live.
Turner was the first place recipient, Cearrowa Kelly received second and Hailey Maynard took third.
Landers said the three winning essays showed originality, were heartfelt and inspiring and provided a sense of improvements for the City of Thomson.

To read more on this story, pick up the Thursday, June 12, edition of The McDuffie Progress.





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