Mayor Slay Announces Winner of 2015 Holiday Card Design Contest

The winner and finalists of the annual Holiday Card Design Contest were honored today.

December 17, 2015 | 2 min reading time
Photo by Mr. James Stevens-Fitzhugh, 2nd grader at Wilkinson ECC Title: Winner of 2015 Holiday Card Contest
Source: Mr. James Stevens-Fitzhugh, 2nd grader at Wilkinson ECC

ST. LOUIS -- The winner and finalists of Mayor Francis Slay's annual Holiday Card Design Contest were honored today at a reception in City Hall in the Mayor's Office. Second-grade student James Stevens-Fitzhugh from Wilkinson Early Childhood Center submitted the winning design, which will be used as Mayor and Mrs. Slay's 2015 holiday e-cards. 

"Thank you to all the students who submitted an entry to my annual Holiday Card Design Contest," Mayor Slay said. "One of my favorite holiday traditions is going through the design entries, and every year, it's very difficult to narrow down the entries to the top 10. Mrs. Slay and I are proud to use James's design, which reminds me of St. Louis Zoo's polar bear Kali, for our 2015 holiday greetings."

Mayor Slay presented each student will a certificate of achievement, and Bissinger's Handcrafted Chocolate provided a complimentary gift for each of the finalists. Children 12 and under who live or attend school in the City of St. Louis were invited to submit a design for consideration in the 15th annual contest, which received 258 entries. The winners are as follows:

Grand Prize Winner 

Mr. James Stevens-Fitzhugh, 2nd grader at Wilkinson ECC 

1st Runner-Up

Mr. Antwan Sanders, 4th grader at Oak Hill Elementary 

2nd Runner-Up

Miss Molly Borgmeyer, 5th grader at St. Stephen Protomartyr 

Honorable Mentions

Miss Ayat Abdullah, 6th grader at Nahed Chapman New American Academy 

Mr. Will Kreuter, 3rd grader at St. Roch School 

Miss Morgan Murphy, 6th grader, home schooled 

Miss Amela Smajic is a 2nd grader at Premier Charter School 

Mr. Jayleon Starks, 4th grader at Woerner Elementary 

Mr. Brice Tyler, 1st grader at Adams Elementary 

Mr. Gabriel Von Rohr, 2nd grader at Kennard CJA 

 

The poster with the top 10 card designs is on display at City Hall.

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