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Former Harvey Clarke student honored at OMA's virtual Summer Conference Awards Ceremony.

COURTESY PHOTO - Emily Jack's 'If I Were Mayor' poster entry. Jack finished third amongst the state's local qualifiers.Forest Grove's Emily Jack was honored by the Oregon Mayor's Association last month, as part of the organization's Summer Conference Awards Ceremony Aug. 7.

Emily, the daughter of Nathan and KayLyn Jack, is a rising fifth-grader who attended Harvey Clark Elementary this past school year, and was awarded third prize in the statewide "If I Were Mayor" contest. As part of her third place finish, Jack received a certificate and a check for $100.

The "If I Were Mayor" contest was for students in grades 4th through 12th, and asked students to submit entries for one of three categories: grades 4-5 submitted posters; grades 6-8 submitted essays; and grades 9-12 submitted digital presentations. Contestants were asked to share their creative and inspirational ideas about what they would do as a mayor.

COURTESY PHOTO - Forest Grove Mayor Pete Truax with Emily Jack.Forest Grove conducted its own local contest with the city's winners acknowledged virtually at a City Council meeting this past May. Forest Grove's winners were then sent to the state level, where they were a part of a competition with participating cities' entries for a $500 first place prize, while second place received $300, with $100 checks for third, all provided by Pacific Power.

In addition to Jack, Forest Grove's local winners included: Payton Edwards (winner) and Jessica Jack (2nd place) in the 6th to 8th grade age group.


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