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Winners named in “There Ought to be a Law” contest

Eight students from schools within the 170th Legislative District have been chosen as the winners in the “There Ought to be a Law” contest sponsored by Rep. Martina White.

The laws were judged by Patti Rosati, 8th Police District community relations officer; Joe Staszak, 7th Police District community relations officer; and Brian McQuoid, of Allstate insurance.

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The contest entrants were from fourth and fifth grades. The schools that participated included Stephen Decatur, St. Anselm, St. Christopher, Christ the King and Calvary Christian Academy.

The winners were:

• Lola Westfield, Christ the King, fourth grade. Law: Install speed bumps around schools and playgrounds.

Christ the King fourth-grader Lola Westfield, Martina White

• Lawrence Lei, St. Christopher, fourth grade. Law: Require seatbelts on all school buses.

• Addison Martin, St. Christopher, fifth grade. Law: Require equipment on public playgrounds for those with special needs.

• Leah Seiger, Decatur, fourth grade. Law: Require community service once a month.

Leah Seiger, Martina White

• Leah Fitzsimmons, Decatur, fifth grade. Law: Install fire sprinklers in public buildings.

• Sophia Lodise, St. Anselm, fourth grade. Law: Require classes for people who adopt pets.

Sophia Lodise, Martina White

• James Bergmark, St. Anselm, fifth grade. Law: Make drivers over age 70 retake their driver’s test.


• Riley Dempsey, fifth grade, Calvary Christian Academy. Law: Assign police to every school zone.

The winners will be invited to the Capitol to have lunch with White and tour the historic building. ••

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