Gideons students honored by the governor

From mock trial and wheelchair basketball victories to visits from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, the month of March has been filled with high notes for the students of Atlanta Public Schools and Thursday was no different.

On Thursday, Gideons Elementary students (front row) paid a visit to Governor Sonny Perdue’s office to receive special recognition for their art work. Every year the Georgia Department of Agriculture sponsors an art/essay contest for students in grades K-8.  This year’s theme was, “Agriculture: Touching Every Georgia County.” The following Gideons students received special recognition:

  • Naomi Yearwood: 1st place recipient of $200
  • Jackson Chadwick: 2nd place recipient of $100
  • Avery Dixon: 3rd place and recipient of $50
  • Nadia Beavers: honorable mention

In the 4th – 8th grade art category:

  • Stephanie Willock: 3rd place and the recipient of $50
  • Haley Ford and Mahogany Radford: honorable mention

After their visit with the governor and Agriculture Commissioner Tommy Irvin, students and their families received a grand tour of the capitol. Congratulations to these talented students, and thanks to Gideons teacher Darlene Dobbs for sharing the good news. You can read more about how Dobbs is Making a Difference in The Atlanta Educator.

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