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PCSD students awarded for creating some awesome "Frozen" artwork this winter

Green Valley "Frozen" artwork winners

 

March 11, 2019

 

 

Recently, students from the Parma City School District worked to make winter a little brighter and warmer at the West Creek Watershed Stewardship Center.

 

For the second year in a row, PCSD students from Pre-Kindergarten through fourth grade participated in the contest, where students designed and created unique snowflakes prior to the district’s winter break.  Several hundred snowflakes were submitted.

 

After a lengthy period at the Watershed Stewardship Center, where families and community members were able to enjoy the truly unique pieces of art, the snowflakes were then part of a juried competition. West Creek Metropark volunteers judged each piece of art and the title for this year’s competition was “Frozen”.

 

In the end, nine students from the Parma City School District were awarded prizes in three age groups and categories.  Winners were awarded $20 gift cards to the Watershed’s Nature Center Gift Shop.

 

The “Frozen” art project and competition would not have been possible without the continued support from Parma Ward 4 councilwoman Kristin Saban, Parma Law Director Tim Dobeck, Watershed Stewardship Center manager Gayle Albers and PCSD representatives Michelle Kocar and Jerry Devis.

 

The creation of the snowflakes was coordinated by Rose Gross, PCSD Supervisor of Children’s Services.  Special recognition goes to Mary Lou Shorts, Mary Hart, Gina Mafrici, Amy Rhee and Beth Hall, along with the PCSD First Step Program.

 

Additional recognition should be given to the Metroparks West Creek Watershed Stewardship Center and the City of Parma for hosting this event.

 

 

PHOTO CAPTION:  Extended Day Care students and their teachers from Green Valley Elementary School celebrate winning gift cards from the West Creek Stewardship Center as part of the “Frozen” art project.