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Mayor Slay Announces Winner
Grade school students recognized at reception
The winner and finalists attended an awards ceremony and reception in the Mayor’s Office at on Thursday, Dec. 17. Mayor Slay presented each student with a certificate of achievement and Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolate provided a complimentary gift for each of the finalists.
“First and foremost, I’d like to thank all the students for submitting to my Holiday Design Contest. Going through all the design submissions is one of my favorite holiday traditions – and every year, it’s a very tough choice. But, I would like to congratulate She’la Riley for winning this year’s contest – and I’m proud to use her design on my 2009 holiday card.”
This year’s Holiday Card
Design Contest invited grade school children in the City of
Grand Prize Winner
She’la Riley, 9, 3rd grader at Dunbar Elementary
Sarah Nolte, 11, 6th grader at St. Stephen Protomartyr School
TamyJah Slaughter, 10, 4th
Nianna Smith, 10, 5th grader at Clay Elementary
Sophie Schoenle, 10, 5th grader at St. Stephen Protomartyr School
Rachel Seaton, 10, 5th
Katherine Croft, 12, 6th grader at Gateway Middle
Dimon Phillips, 10, 4th grader at Gateway Elementary
Larisa Nesimovic, 11, 5th grader at Buder Elementary
To see the top 10 card designs, visit http://stlouis.missouri.org/citygov/mayor/holiday2009/.
A poster containing the top 10 card designs is on display at City Hall.
Office of the Mayor
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