Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy’s Erik Fuentes won the third-grade art contest and Riverbend Elementary’s Evelyn Crow won the fifth-grade essay contest and will be honored as part of the community’s Arbor Day at 10 a.m. Feb. 16.
More than 100 entries were submitted with the topic “I Speak for the Trees.”
The event will be held at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, A Smithgall Woodland Legacy, in Gainesville.
Open to the public, the event is coordinated by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by the Hall County Master Gardeners, Keep Hall Beautiful and Georgia Power. Festivities include student contest recognition and a joint city/county proclamation with Tree City USA recognition.
Student award recipients were:
Third-grade art: First place, Erik Fuentes, Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy; runners-up, Leilani Moreno, McEver Arts Academy, and Makaylah Terveen, Sardis Enrichment School
Fifth-grade essay: First place, Evelyn Crow, Riverbend Elementary; runners-up, Emily Hudson, Riverbend Elementary, and McKennah Korab, Spout Springs School of Enrichment
For information on Arbor Day, contact Robin Halstead of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce at 770-532-6206 ext. 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org.