Mayor Slay Announces Holiday Card Contest Winner

Grade school students recognized at reception

December 15, 2011 | 2 min reading time

This article is 13 years old. It was published on December 15, 2011.

The winner and finalists of Mayor Francis G. Slay’s annual Holiday Card Design Contest were honored today at a reception in City Hall. Ten-year-old Tatyanna Jackson from Humboldt Academy for Higher Learning submitted the winning design, which will be featured on Mayor Slay’s 2011 holiday cards.
The winner and finalists attended an awards ceremony and reception in the Mayor’s Office at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15.  Mayor Slay presented each student with a certificate of achievement, a poster and gifts from local businesses, including Bissinger’s. Fredbird will appear as a special surprise for the children.

“The Holiday Card Contest is one of my favorite holiday traditions,” said Mayor Slay. “I’m continually astounded by the artistic talent of our elementary students. This year’s winning design, featuring Fredbird and the Rally Squirrel playing baseball under the Arch, reminds us of the Cardinals' World Series win - and the excitement felt in our City during that time."

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 contest. Three hundred and thirty-two entries were received. The winners are listed below:

Grand Prize Winner
Tatyanna Jackson, 4th grade, Humboldt Academy for Higher Learning
1st Runner-Up
Sophie Schoenle, 7th grade, St. Stephen Protomartyr
2nd Runner-Up
Tonyah Fisher, kindergarten, Stix E.C.C.
Honorable Mentions
Jeremy Bumbak, 2nd grade, St. Louis Language Immersion Schools
Demond Fox, 5th grade, Woerner Elementary
Meta Stephens, 4th grade, St. Roch School
Rosalind Robinson, 4th grade, Shenandoah Elementary
Alexander Mendieta-Olive, 4th grade, St. Louis Charter School
Jose Acosta, 6th grade, Gateway Science Academy of St. Louis
Lucy Myerscough, 3rd Grade, Shaw VPA Elementary

A poster containing the top ten card designs is on display at City Hall.

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