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Local lad wins third place in State competition…”If I Were Mayor”

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Daytona Ramirez’s poster that garnered him 3rd place in the State’s competition.

GEORGE CUSTER/Editor/The Herald  —  Daytona Ramirez, is a fifth-grade student attending Oakridge Elementary School. He was awarded third place in the Oregon Mayors Association’s annual “If I Were Mayor” contest.

The contest included entrees from around the State of Oregon

Daytona competed in the elementary school (grades 4-5) poster category. The themes, if he were mayor, are captured on his poster. He covers the topics of environmental cleanup, homelessness, trail building, and obtaining services for the homeless and less fortunate. His artwork is exceptional, and it’s obvious that he put a lot of thought into his project.

Though Oakridge doesn’t have any ocean beaches, we do have a beautiful reservoir and river that often gets its share of trash buildup, particularly going into the summer season.

More than a pat on the back

Daytona also received a $100 prize for his third-place achievement.

Per the elementary school’s policy, The Herald was directed to contact the Oakridge mayor to arrange for a photo and comment from Daytona, but the mayor has not responded to phone requests.

It’s yet to be seen if Daytona will seek to further a career in art, environmental studies, or journalism. However, it’s certain that his future looks bright. Congratulations, Daytona.

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