Three Syracuse students who share a holiday story will join Mayor Miner on stage to light the Clinton Square tree Friday, Nov. 25, at 6:30 p.m., city officials said. This will mark the sixth year of the contest.
“Each year, I am pleased to be joined by young people from the city of Syracuse for this holiday tradition,” Miner stated. “I am glad to once again sponsor this fun competition that brings out the creativity of Syracuse students.”
The city has asked students to name their favorite holiday story or book, and share their personal connection to it through their writing, or drawing, of a favorite scene in the tale. Applicants may submit their entries electronically to email@example.com, or mail to:
Mayor Stephanie Miner
Office of the Mayor-Suite 203
233 East Washington St.
Syracuse, New York 13202
The city must receive all entries by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18; winners will be notified Tuesday, Nov. 22, by 5 p.m.
Students must also be Syracuse residents, and all entries should include the student’s name, grade, name of the student’s school, name of their parent/guardian, and their telephone number, the city said.