Columbus 6th grader wins state essay contest

From Muscogee County Schools

COLUMBUS, GA - Carson McCrea, a 6th grade student at Blackmon Road Middle School, won the 12th Annual "If I Were Mayor" essay contest sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association.

Organizers announced the state winner at an awards luncheon in Atlanta Wednesday, April 20, 2011.

"We are proud and fortunate to have Carson represent our school, district, and state," said Blackmon Road principal, Marty Richburg.

Carson's essay was selected from a group of more than12 districts and over 6,000 essays submitted by 6th grade students throughout Georgia.