"PLAINS, PEANUTS AND A PRESIDENT" ART CONTEST WINNERS ANNOUNCED
"PLAINS, PEANUTS AND A PRESIDENT" WINNERS
“Plains, Peanuts and a President” 2011 Mini Art Contest Winners Are Announced
The Plains, Peanuts and a President art contest winners have been announced for 2011. The Jimmy Carter NHS Education Program has sponsored this statewide contest since 2003. This year 9,566 entries were received from Kindergarten through twelfth graders. “This year’s art work included some of the most creative entries we have received.I am always amazed at the beautiful art work that comes in,” said Mrs. Annette Wise, who coordinates the education program in Plains. This year, Pam Smith, Director of Curriculum and Instruction with the Georgia Department of Education, was visiting Plains High School Museum and had the opportunity to see the top entries in the contest. Teachers from across the state use this activity and the resources online at www.jimmycarter.info as they include the history of Plains and our 39th President in their curriculum. “It is a great way to combine art and history,” stated Mrs. Wise.
Art students from Georgia Southwestern State University served as judges. Art professor, Keaton Wynn, uses this activity each year as a hands on opportunity for undergraduate students as they critique each entry based on the contest guidelines. “This is a great opportunity for our students to be involved in judging for a state competition,” stated Mr. Wynn.
The winning entries are posted online at www.jimmycarter.info under In the Spotlight. For additional information about field trips, special student programs and teacher workshop, contact Annette Wise at email@example.com .