By Tom Momberg
State Assemblyman Edward Braunstein (D-Bayside) is returning with his annual Mother’s Day essay and poetry contest for elementary school students this year.
Students enrolled in grades two through five are being encouraged to submit essays or poems of any length based on the theme “why my mother is special to me.”
Children can participate from anywhere in the 26th Assembly District and beyond to compete for prizes at each grade level. The district covers Little Neck, Douglaston, Whitestone, most of Bayside and part of Murray Hill. The New York State Assembly will award a certificate of merit to all those who participate.
“My Mother’s Day Essay and Poetry contest provides a great opportunity for children to show their appreciation for the many things that mothers do, while at the same time strengthening their writing skills,” Braunstein said.
Children that participate should submit their works with their name, grade and school information, and send them by mail to Braunstein’s office at 213-33 39th Ave., Suite 238, Bayside, NY 11361. They can also be sent via email to braun