Annual President’s Day Essay Contest For Staten Island, Brooklyn Students Announced By Rep. Malliotakis


Malliotakis Announces Annual Presidents’ Day Essay Contest

(WASHINGTON, DC) – Today Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) announced she will be hosting her annual Presidents’ Day Essay contest for Staten Island and Brooklyn students. Students in grades three through five who reside or attend school in New York’s 11th Congressional District are encouraged to participate, and can write essays about what they would do to improve their community if they were President of the United States.
“Last year, my office received over 600 submissions for our Presidents’ Day Essay Contest, more than double the number of essays we received since bringing this tradition to Congress three years ago,” Malliotakis said. “This is a great way for students to learn about the Executive Branch, and how they can give back to their communities. In years past, my office has heard proposals on everything from how to confront bullying, make housing more affordable to spending more time with our seniors. I look forward to hearing directly from students about the important issues they believe are impacting their everyday life, and finding ways to work together to develop solutions.”
Each winner will receive a congressional certificate of recognition from Malliotakis, a gift card to a local bookstore, and will be invited to a pizza party where they will have the opportunity to meet with Congresswoman Malliotakis to discuss their ideas.
  • Submission deadline is Friday, February 23, 2024.
  • All essays must be submitted by mail to Malliotakis’ Staten Island District Office located at 1698 Victory Blvd, Suite 2L, Staten Island, NY 10314.
  • Essays must not exceed 400 words in length.
  • To be considered, submissions must include the student’s first and last name, school, grade, class, along with their parent or guardian’s name and contact information.

Banner Image: Essay contest. Image Credit – viarami


Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis

Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was sworn in on January 3, 2021 to represent Staten Island and Southern Brooklyn. Prior to serving in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis was elected to the New York State Assembly on November 2, 2010, defeating a two-term incumbent. In the Assembly, she served as Minority Whip and the ranking minority member of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Employees. For five terms, Congresswoman Malliotakis fought to restore ethics in Albany, expand transit service in her district, improve programs for senior citizens, reform education and improve New York’s economic climate by reducing the tax burden on small businesses and residents. A cornerstone of her tenure was helping her community recover and rebuild following the devastation of Hurricane Sandy in 2012. In addition to advocating for these same issues in Washington, Congresswoman Malliotakis is acutely focused on securing New York’s fair share of federal mass transit funding, which would go towards expanding transportation services and easing traffic congestion, while also championing public safety by supporting our nation’s law enforcement officers. Congresswoman Malliotakis is the daughter of immigrants, her father from Greece and her mother a Cuban exile of the Castro dictatorship. She is currently the only Republican member representing New York City in Congress, representing a district spanning the boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island. She is a passionate advocate for animal rights and the strengthening of animal cruelty laws, and in her spare time, enjoys spending time with her chihuahua, Peanut.

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