CARROLLTON, GA – Cash prizes totaling $450 were awarded to five Carrollton Elementary School students for their artwork focusing on promoting peace education.
The contest, sponsored by the National Association for Peace/Anti-violence Education, was part of a conference held at the University of West Georgia’s Department of Education Sept. 19-21 that was open to educators, other professional advocates for children and the general public.
“I am absolutely thrilled we had five winners from our school, but I am also thoroughly amazed at the generosity of the contest’s prize money,” said Amy Witt, CES art teacher who spearheaded the school’s participation in the contest. “This is like winning the lottery to these children.”
The winners are Jonathon McGuire, a student in Mrs. Tabitha Walker’s third grade class, who received $150; Avery Riley, Mrs. Brenda Anthony’s third grade, $100; Cadence Wilson, Leigh Smith’s second grade, $75; Natalie Harris, Mrs. Brenda Anthony’s third grade, $75; and Nifer Deka, Mrs. Katie Hamilton’s second grade, $50.
Dr. Rosalind Duplechain, associate professor of education at UWG, awarded the prizes to the students at the school’s Friday morning broadcast Sept. 26.