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Student wins 'If I Were Mayor' contest


August 11, 2021

MADALYN COLEMAN, a 10-year-old graduate of the Enlightium Academy Home School, poses with her winning division entry in the "If I Were Mayor ... " contest at the Oregon Mayors Association conference in North Bend.

For a 10-year-old, Madalyn Coleman has had a lot of exposure to politics, being the youngest daughter of a Sweet Home city councilwoman and former state legislative assistant.

Oh, and her dad's a local pastor.

But she didn't really know quite what to expect when she attended the Oregon Mayors Association conference last week in North Bend.

She was aware that she was the elementary-school winner in the organization's "If I Were Mayor

... " civic awareness contest, but there was another surprise waiting for her.

Madi, as she is called by her close associates, finished fifth grade this year t...

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