Essay contest for Rhinebeck, Clinton graduates

Students graduating high school this month in Rhinebeck or Clinton have a chance to lay out their ideals for local government.

Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner
Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner

Dutchess County Legislator Joel Tyner is sponsoring his 11th annual essay contest on how a student would best represent Rhinebeck and Clinton.

To participate, students should email their 500-word essays to joeltyner@earthlink.net or mail them c/o Joel Tyner to the legislature offices at 22 Market St., Poughkeepsie 12601. The deadline is June 20.

Winners will be recognized at this month’s Rhinebeck High School commencement exercises, receive a $100 savings bond and have the opportunity to discuss their essay on Tyner’s Saturday morning radio show on WHVW 950 AM.