Governor for a Day

What would you do if you were Rhode Island’s Governor for a day?

Every day I talk with young girls and women—from my own daughter to successful Rhode Island businesswomen—and I am reminded how important it is to expose young girls to the significance of public service.

Girls should know that, with hard work and dedication, the opportunities available to them here in Rhode Island are endless. That’s why I created the “Governor for a Day” essay contest for 5th–8th grade girls. This contest will give us all a chance to engage in that conversation.


Meet Rhode Island’s 2019 Governor for a Day, Cadence Solon!

Cadence Solon

Cadence Solon is a 10-year-old student from Cumberland who has been selected as this year’s Governor for a Day. She’s a fifth grader at Ashton Elementary who dreams of being a math or special education teacher. Her essay focuses on equal pay for women, the need for ESL and special education teachers in Rhode Island, and school construction.

Read her full essay here.