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Posted on: November 22, 2019

Cates to be Pocatello Mayor for a Day

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A leader at Pocatello High School will be leading the Gate City as Mayor for a Day this month. 


Senior Paeton Cates will join the City as Pocatello’s Chief Executive Monday, November 25. Cates is the Student Body President at Pocatello High, plays on the school’s soccer team, and is involved in student leadership. She is also working to receive her Emergency Medical Technician certification through the school. 


Mayor for a Day Cates’ term will start around 8:30 a.m. and wrap up around 1:30 p.m. During her term of office, she’ll be meeting with City department heads and getting an overview of the City’s day-to-day operations from Mayor Brian Blad. 


During the school year, a new Mayor for a Day is chosen from the city’s middle and high schools once a month. The selection is made by the school and a different school is represented each month.


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