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Victoria Roy is pictured in the mayor’s seat in the city council chambers with Hastings Mayor Paul Hicks. Star Gazette photo by Katrina Styx

Mayor for a day: Hastings girl wins statewide essay contest

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On Monday evening, Hastings had a new mayor for about half an hour.

Victoria Roy, a fifth-grader at Hastings Middle School, had the honor of leading the council meeting. She sat in the mayor’s chair and had the first and last say with the gavel.

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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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