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Mayor Barry offering Metro students a chance to be 'Mayor for a Day'

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This summer, Mayor Megan Barry is offering an exciting incentive for Metro Nashville Public School students who keep reading and learning during summer break. 

As part of the Nashville Public Library and Metro Nashville Public School's "Summer Challenge," Barry will pick a student from the district's top school to be "Student Mayor for a Day."

“If you keep reading and learning during summer break, you’ll be more prepared for a strong academic year when you return to school this fall," Barry says to MNPS students in a video message.

This is not just a program for students. 

NPL is encouraging all Nashvillians to register for the program where they can earn points toward prizes, like free tickets to Nashville attractions like the Country Music Hall of Fame and Wave Country, and enter drawings for a PlayStation 4 and an iPad Mini. 

“Summer Challenge is one way Nashville Public Library works to expand the traditional academic experience, giving Nashville’s students as many opportunities as possible to stretch their minds. I want to thank Mayor Barry and Metro Schools for supporting the Library’s summer learning initiative," NPL Director Kent Oliver says. 

In 2016, a sixth grader from Rosa L. Parks Elementary School was picked to accompany Mayor Barry for they day

He attended a Walk of Fame induction ceremony for Tim McGraw and Faith Hill as well as the grand opening of the Lyft headquarters downtown. 

The Summer Challenge runs until Aug. 12, click here to register. 

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