Love Your Health Art Contest Winners Announced! From the East Cobb County Council PTA in Marietta, GA

love your health winners_2xCongratulations to the Love Your Health art contest winners! The East Cobb County Council PTA, in conjunction with Real Food For Kids, recently wrapped up its Love Your Health art contest for students from the 35 elementary, middle, and high schools in the East Cobb Council area. Students were tasked with creating an image that conveys their interpretation of how they love their physical, mental, or nutritional health – and just in time for Valentine’s Day! The first place winner in the 6-12 grade category goes to senior Isabel Lopez, of Sprayberry High School, and Thulsy Krishnan, 6th grader at Simpson Middle School, with second place. Congratulations to 5th grader Hector Orduz-Zuniga of Davis Elementary, first place, and to 2nd grader, Colleen Cao of Mt. Bethel Elementary, second place in the K-5 category.

A special thank you goes out to Lisa Cleary, Community Engagement Manager, of the Cobb County Public Library System for partnering on the beautiful display in the Children’s Area of Mountain View Regional Library (3320 Sandy Plains Road in Marietta). Be sure to stop by the library to view all of the entries for primary grades K-5 until March 1st. The secondary grades, 6-12, entries will go up and remain on display March 1 – March 15.

Thank you to all of our East Cobb schools’ art teachers for encouraging and inspiring our students to participate. And a special thank you to Judith Condon, CCSD Visual Arts Supervisor, for being a great partner in communicating to art teachers and collecting the entries.

Thank you to Real Food For Kids, our sponsor, for the prizes for our winners. We also extend our gratitude to our wonderful judges who took the time to view every entry and give us their expertise – Dr. Emily Anne Valle, Georgia SHAPE Project Manager, Dr. Angela Huff, CCSD Chief of Staff, and Meryl Manfre, CCSD Arts Advisory Board Member and Art Center Coordinator, The Art Station – Big Shanty.

As contest judge Dr. Vall commented, “This contest was a great way to weave health and wellness content into art. Creativity and being able to express yourself is such an important part of growing up.” For questions regarding the contest, please contact Jennifer Saboura at health@ecccpta.org. Thank you to all who participated!

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