Perth Amboy Announces Census Day Student Contest

PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Wilda Diaz continues her Census 2010 efforts today as she encourages students to bring home the message about the importance of being counted.

The city, in collaboration with Central Jersey Federal Credit Union, will be sponsoring a “Guess our 2010 Population” contest. The contest will be announced later this morning at the Edward J. Patten School located on  Charles Street.


A $100 gift bond certificate for the first place and $50 gift bond certificate for second place will be awarded to the student who guesses closest to the final Census 2010 population count for the City of Perth Amboy.

In addition, Diaz will be selecting one student from each school whose guess is closest to the final population count for the city and invite them to lunch and to spend part of the day with her in City Hall.  The winners of the contest will not be announced until later in the year when the final figures are release by the U.S. Census Bureau.

An entry form will forwarded to school principals, including parochial schools informing them of the contest, which will be open to all students that are 18 years of age or younger.  Students will have until April 30th to make their entry.

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