Jun. 15, 2023

HARRISBURG—Four students from schools within the 170th District have been chosen as the winners in the “There Ought to be a Law” contest, sponsored by Rep. Martina White (R-Philadelphia).

“Each year the submissions are creative and well-organized; this year was no different,” White said. “The subjects offered by the students were diverse and thought-provoking, which reflects well on their parents and teachers. 

The proposed laws were judged by a panel consisting of Councilman Brian O’Neill, 8th District Community Relations Officer Hanejko and longtime police department advocate Elsie Stevens.  

The contest entrants were from fourth and fifth grades. The schools that participated included the Stephen Decatur School, St. Anselm School, St. Christopher School and Philadelphia Academy Charter School (PACS).

The Winners are:

PACS, Fourth Grade: Isabelle Rogers
Law: Require cameras on school buses to automatically ticket motorists who speed through school zones.

St. Christopher’s, Fourth Grade: Carter Foster
Law: Mandate the inclusion of sports facilities in all city parks, as participation in sports promotes physical fitness, mental development, and community bonding opportunities.

St. Anselm, Fifth Grade: Austeja Stanciauskas
Law: Have parking tickets fund charities that fund housing for veterans.

Stephen Decatur, Fifth Grade: Kaitlyn Martinsen
Law: Require community service once a month.

Representative Martina White
170th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Media Contact: David Foster
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