School Life: JP Knapp names SADD Club art contest winners

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Currituck County Schools

Officers of the JP Knapp SADD club announced the winners of the Grocery Bag Decorating Contest sponsored by their organization.

The contest was organized and promoted beginning in February. Students in Currituck’s six elementary schools were provided paper grocery bags provided by local Food Lion stores.

The contest centered around three themes to be illustrated on the bags: Don’t be a Bully, No Text is Worth the Risk, and Seat Belts Save Lives.

The Club’s goal was to raise awareness and promote positive choices amongst younger students. Sierra Whitehead from Central Elementary School won 3rd place for promoting “No Text is Worth the Risk”; Mallory Fields from Moyock Elemetary School won 2nd place for using the theme “Seat Belts Save Lives”; and first place was awarded to Cayla Pittman of Shawboro Elementary School for integrating the “Seat Belts Save Lives” message into her bag design.

Presenting awards from the JP Knapp SADD club were club officers Ashley Dalton, Nina Sannes, and Mylie Moniz.

Artist in residence tours elementary schools

Pottery artist Darlene Cormicle is taking her love of pottery on the road, touring the elementary schools throughout Currituck County thanks to the North Carolina Arts Council’s Grassroots Grant.

Collaborating with art teachers at each elementary school, Carmicle is working with students to integrate their learning from social studies and science to create pottery projects within their art classes. Over the six week period, Cormicle will work with more than 600 students and assist in making clay forms of plants and animals or face pots.

Student earns summer basketball scholarship

Allyson Sarnowski, Moyock Middle School student, was chosen to receive a scholarship for the N.C. State basketball camp in August. She will be pictured in the upcoming issue of Carolina Country magazine.