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Winners Announced in OTC MAW Art Contest

Fourteen Blackshear Elementary students and five Pierce County Middle School (PCMS) students placed in the 2011 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) Student Design Competition sponsored by Okefenokee Technical College.

Students in Mrs. Lisa Gillis’s GATE classes were asked to depict the importance of manufacturing to their lives and communities through a placemat design, while Mrs. Jane Callahan’s PCMS students were asked to depict the importance of manufacturing through a poster design.

First grade placemat winners are Gavin Carter, 1st Place; Gavin Harris, 2nd Place; and Austin Harris, 3rd Place.

Third grade placemat winners are Mackenzie Boatright, 1st Place; Evan Baker, 2nd Place; and Kenzie Wolff, 3rd Place.

Fourth grade placemat winners are James Broadhead, 1st Place; Noah Roe, 2nd Place; Bret Smith, 3rd Place; and Harleigh Baldwin, Honorable Mention.

Fifth grade placemat winners are Lauren McQuaig, 1st Place; Alexis Strickland, 2nd Place; Jordan McDay, 3rd Place; and Rayan Naylor, Honorable Mention.

Winners of the poster competition are Katelyn Howard, Best Overall; Lindsey Sauls, 2nd Place; David Drawdy, 3rd Place; Courtney Wilson, 4th Place; and Trevor Batten, 5th Place.

Jenny Callahan (not shown), a Pierce County High School student, also competed in the MAW event. Her t-shirt design and initiative impressed local judges.

Winners from each area were presented prizes, and all participants were given a token gift for their hard work and creative efforts.

In addition, all entries from both schools were submitted to the state student design competition sponsored by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development.

The top three statewide winners in each category (placemat, poster, and t-shirt design) will be honored at the Governor’s Awards Luncheon April 28 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.

Manufacturing Appreciation Week was developed by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development. Contest coordinators hope that as part of the contest process area children will research information on manufacturing and learn that a career in manufacturing can be so much more than assembly line work. “We want students to know that manufacturers provide jobs for engineers, scientists, advertisers and many others in our state.”

Manufacturing Appreciation Week will be celebrated April 25-29, 2011.

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Blackshear Elementary School Principal Tammy Theologus (left) joined Lisa Gillis (right), GATE teacher, in congratulating winners of the Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) art contest sponsored by Okefenokee Technical College. The 2011 winners are (Front L to R) Gavin Carter, Gavin Harris, Austin Harris, Mackenzie Boatright, Evan Baker, Kenzie Wolff (Back L to R) James Broadhead, Noah Roe, Harleigh Baldwin, Lauren McQuaig, Alexis Strickland, Jordan McDay, and Rayan Naylor. Not pictured: Brett Smith.

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Five students in Jane Callahan’s Pierce County Middle School art class received prizes for their art designs in the 2011 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) art contest sponsored by Okefenokee Technical College.  Mrs. Callahan (left) congratulated art winners David Drawdy (L to R), Lindsey Sauls, Trevor Batten, Courtney Wilson, and Katelyn Howard.

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