From left, Allen Garcia-Reyes, a fifth grader, and Elizabeth Black, a third grader, both students at Aycock Elementary. Garcia-Reyes also holds the “Honorable Mention” award he received for his poster being recognized at the NCSBA Conference on November 16 in the grades 3-5 category. Pam Barrier, Aycock’s art teacher who worked with the students, also is shown.
Vance County Schools recognized the artistic talents of students at Aycock Elementary School and Zeb Vance Elementary School on December 1.
Terri Hedrick, public information officer, presented each of the students with a “thank you” note from the school system and gifts of popular board games for their efforts in creating outstanding posters for the N.C. School Boards Association Poster Contest in November. Each poster followed the theme, “What’s Super About Public Schools.”
Students from Zeb Vance Elementary who created posters for the competition. They are shown with their gifts and include, front row from left, Pearla Tabor, third grader; Ian Kidd-Ponce, first grader; Uziel Sosa, second grader; and Tyreese Gibbs, first grader. On the back row, from left, are Principal Kristian Herring; Dallas Roberson, fifth grader; Damian Jones, fifth grader; Joana Ramos, fifth grader; Eliana Diaz, fifth grader; Audrie Edwards, fifth grader; and art teacher Kristen Ciannamea. Additional students not available for the photo are Shadasia Holden, second grader; Keil Samonte, fifth grader; Jhanaiya Goode-Harrell, third grader; and Luis Badillo, first grader.
A poster done by Uziel Sosa and Shadasia Holden, second graders at Zeb Vance Elementary, actually won second-place in the K-2 competition in the statewide contest.
The accompanying photos show students with their gifts during the presentations on December 1.