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Wednesday August 17, 2011

11 Year-old Texas Mayor For a Day Changes Main St. to Justin Bieber Way (VIDEO)

11 Year-old Texas Mayor For a Day Changes Main St. to Justin Bieber Way (VIDEO)

Photo: Justin Bieber Way Created by Caroline Gonzalez

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The city of Forney Texas might have gotten a bit more than what they bargained for when they ran a contest looking for children aged 8-13 who would want to be mayor for a day on August 16th.  11 year-old Caroline González won the Facebook contest to be the Mayor and what do you think was her first official decree?

Creating the Justin Bieber Way.

Caroline González apparently didn’t want to be bothered with reducing taxes, having a free day of school or unlimited ice cream instead she decided, to rename a stretch of the city’s Main St. after teen pop idol Justin Bieber. Image

Thank to Caroline, the address of City Hall at Forney, Texas will be “101 Justin Bieber Way” until next Monday.

To nominate a child, participants had to email the reason why the kid would make a good chief executive, and take on Mayor Darren Rozell’s job for a day.

The winning entry, penned by Caroline’s father read :

“Caroline is 11 years old and will attend Johnson Elementary as a 6th grader this fall. Caroline has been on the Johnson Student Council for the last two years. Thru the Student Council, she has been involved in assisting with a recycling drive, a canned food drive for the local food pantry at Thanksgiving and a Coat and Blanket Drive benefitting local families in need. She has also been a member of the FISD Gifted and Talented program for the past 6 years. An A Honor Roll student for six years, Caroline has also received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the Accelerated Reader Program as well as many other academic excellence awards. Caroline has achieved the Commended Rating on every TAKS test she has taken in her academic career. Outside of her school activities, Caroline has participated in many youth sports including softball, basketball, cheerleading, and volleyball. Her current loves are cheerleading and volleyball, as a member of the Forney Youth Football League Jackrabbits and the Forney Pink Bunnies respectively. Caroline has also participated in the Awanas program at First Baptist Church of Forney for several years. Caroline and her family have been involved in helping and serving the Forney Community over the years thru various civic activities such as Christmas in the Park and the Danny Ray Hardman activities. Caroline has a heart for service and has not only seen what service is at a young age, but also knows what it means to serve personally.”