2015-04-23 / Front Page

Governor for a Day

Newport Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano gives a congratulatory handshake to Khatima Bulmer, a fifth grade student at Thompson Middle School. She recently won the statewide Women's History Month Essay Contest for writing about what she might accomplish if she were Governor for a Day. Bulmer traveled all over the state with Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo before and after planting a Japanese Snowball tree on the front lawn at Thompson. Bulmer was sworn in as Governor for a Day by Supreme Court Justice Maureen McKenna Goldberg during a morning Statehouse ceremony. Newport School Committee Chair Jo Eva Gaines and Newport Superintendent of Schools Colleen Burns Jermain look on at the tree planting in front of Bulmer's school on Wednesday, April 22. (Photo by Kirby Varacalli)

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