Berkeley Essay Winner

A Berkeley Middle School student was one of eight regional winners from across the state in the Virginia Municipal League's "If I Were Mayor" essay contest. Seventh-grader Sophie Freiling's 486-word essay was judged the best in a region that included the City of Williamsburg. She is the daughter of Williamsburg Vice Mayor Paul Freiling. Gov. Terry McAuliffe presented the eight students with their awards on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 28, in the Lecture Hall of the Library of Virginia in downtown Richmond. Pictured left to right: Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille, president of the Virginia Municipal League; Sophie Freiling; Gov. Terry McAuliffe; and Williamsburg Vice Mayor Paul Freiling.
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