SMS Student Selected "Senator for a Day"
SMS Student Selected "Senator for a Day"
Posted on 10/04/2019
Kayden Jones, a 6th grade student,  received a highly anticipated phone call from Senator LaSata on October 2nd, informing him that his response to the question "What would you do if you were a Senator to make Southwest Michigan better?" was selected for the prize: a visit to Lansing to be a "Senator for a Day."
The students were first informed of this writing contest through the Superintendent's Newsletter. The 6th grade ELA teachers decided to have students respond to this contest, which was open to all Southwest Michigan students from grades 3 through 8, as it was relevant to the community and their students. The selections process at the middle school involved the high school.  Elaina Eicher, Rylie Miller, Carma Johnson, and Meah Yunker, devoted time to review and decide which, of the over 200, essays should be sent to Senator LaSata for consideration.
The teachers and student judges were extremely impressed with the diversity of issues that students addressed.  They ranged from homelessness, crime, pollution, road conditions/safety, and in Kayden's case, special education.  Kayden and his proud parents are excited to select a date for their visit to Lansing.