Shusterman announces “It Should Be A Law” essay contest for local students

PAOLI, March 27 – State Rep. Melissa Shusterman, D-Chester, has announced her first "It Should Be a Law" essay contest for fourth-grade students in the 157th Legislative District.

The contest is open to all fourth-grade students attending private or public schools in the district, or residing in Schuylkill, Tredyffrin, Easttown, and Willistown townships. Students of all learning abilities are highly encouraged to participate.

Students are asked to propose a new state law for Pennsylvania, explain the issues it resolves, and explain why it is essential that the law be passed.

Essays should be approximately 400 words and will be assessed based on clarity, presentation, and creativity. The contest is open until April 12, and the finalists will be announced on May 13. Every participating student will receive a signed certificate of achievement. Finalists and their families will be invited to the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg as special guests of Shusterman.

"I am eager to read the thoughtful and innovative ideas our young minds will put forward," Shusterman said. "This contest is not just an opportunity for our fourth-graders to showcase their writing skills, but also a chance to instill a sense of civic responsibility. I am passionate about nurturing creativity and civic engagement in our youth. This contest provides an excellent platform for our budding changemakers to have their voices heard in the 157th Legislative District."

For more information about the contest, please email or call Shusterman’s District Office at 484-200-8260.