President Carter Presents Postcard Contest Awards to Local Students | Business
HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Six students won awards in the 2012 “Digging Peanuts in Plains” postcard contest, to include two first place winners: Mossy Creek Middle School eighth grader Tucker Mercier and Warner Robins High School twelfth grader Alexander Rivera. President Jimmy Carter presented the awards at the Peanut Festival parade held in Plains, Ga., home of the 39th president, on Sept. 15, 2012.
More than 8,000 students in grades kindergarten through twelfth competed this year. Alex’s art is pictured left. His graphic arts teacher is Jody Wayne. Tucker’s art is pictured right, and his teacher is Donna Burner. Their postcard art is on display at the Plains High School Museum and online at www.jimmycarter.info under “In the Spotlight.”
Four more Houston County students won either second or third place for their grade:
· Mossy Creek Middle, Keerti Soundappan, 2nd place, 6th grade, teacher Floyd Jolley
· Mossy Creek Middle, Taylor Fite, 2nd place, 7th grade, teacher Lisa Giles
· Houston County High, Isaiah Aguirre, 2nd place, 9th grade, teacher Katherine Boudreaux
· Houston County High, Jacqueline Jung, 3rd place, 9th grade, teacher Katherine Boudreaux.
President Carter presented the winners with a certificate, a book he autographed and an enlarged, matted copy of their postcard entry. The winners and their teachers were also invited to participate in the Plains Peanut Festival Parade.
The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site (NHS) Education Program and Peanut Institute annually cosponsor this contest prior to the Peanut Festival. All K-12 students throughout Georgia are invited to enter the contest. President Carter began the NHS Education Program in 1996 to give students the opportunity to explore historic resources through interactive activities at Plains High School Museum, the Depot and the Jimmy Carter Boyhood Farm.
For more information, please contact the Houston County Coordinator of Social Studies and Media Services, Pamela Knauer at 478-988-6396, ext. 10232, or Pamela.Knauer@hcbe.net.