Clayton Mayor's Youth Advisory Council launches centennial essay competition
From the City of Clayton
10 N. Bemiston
Clayton, MO 63105
Contact: Judy Kekich 314 290 8473 email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
What do you think Clayton will be like in 100 years?
January 15, 2013, CLAYTON, MO: The members of the Clayton Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council (MYAC) are taking an active role in the celebration of the city’s 100th anniversary of incorporation. They are sponsoring an essay competition for Clayton school students to present predictions about Clayton’s future. The winning entries will be included in a time capsule to be opened in 50 years. Through essay, visual art or video, students are asked to answer the question: What do you think Clayton will be like in 100 years? Because of a generous donation from Commerce Bank, one student from each grade level will win $100.
“Who would have a better perspective on our future?” said Mayor Linda Goldstein. “MYAC members ARE Clayton’s future. It’s exciting to think that MYAC members and competition winners will be around when the time capsule is opened in 50 years.”
Entries will be accepted January 15 through March 15, 2013. For details about the future of Clayton essay competition, visit the website: tinyurl.com/clayton2013contest
About the City of Clayton
The City of Clayton (www.claytonmo.gov) is the hub of metropolitan St. Louis and the seat of St. Louis County. Clayton’s safe, clean and vibrant business districts combine 7,000,000 square feet of prestigious office space with the vitality of 1,000,000 square feet of retail space. The city, with its incomparable city services and a school district that consistently ranks as one of the best in the country, is recognized as one of the most desirable communities in which to live and work in the metro area.
About the Mayor's Youth Advisory Council (MYAC)
The MYAC was launched in April 2010. It is a collaboration between the City of Clayton and the Clayton School District, and encourages high school students to become active in the community by participating in local government. The purpose of the program is to provide an opportunity for the youth of Clayton to acquire a greater knowledge of and appreciation for the American political system through active participation in that system.