Valdosta City School District

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Students Receive Honors from National Garden Club State Youth Contests

The following students were recognized at the state level and were awarded certificates and cash prizes:
 
National Garden Club State Youth Poetry Winners
  • Osmar Lopez-Hernandez, 2nd Grade, Pinevale Elementary School - 1st Place ($25)
  • Nyliah Rodriguez, 3rd Grade, Pinevale Elementary School - 2nd Place ($15)
  • Leslie Soto Jaimes, 4th Grade, Pinevale Elementary School - 1st Place ($25)
  • Erick Guerrero, 5th Grade, Pinevale Elementary School - 2nd Place ($15)
  • Luis Soto Jaimes, 5th Grade, Pinevale Elementary School - 3rd Place ($10)
National Garden Club State Youth Sculpture Winners
  • Rhaniah Payne, 7th Grade, J.L. Newbern Middle School - 1st Place ($25)
  • Brandon Reyes, 7th Grade, J.L. Newbern Middle School - 2nd Place ($15)
  • Alan Martinex, 7th Grade, J.L. Newbern Middle School - 3rd Place ($10)
  • Brianna Gardner, 8th Grade, J.L. Newbern Middle School - 1st Place ($25)
We would also like to thank the following students from Pinevale Elementary School for participating in the Smokey Bear/Woodsey Owl Poster Contest:
  • Adar Glover, 3rd Grade
  • Yarnise Johnson, 3rd Grade
  • Dejala Simmons, 4th Grade
  • Isis Strawder, 4th Grade
  • Tamya Austin, 5th Grade
  • Larry Peterson, 5th Grade
  • Rosselyn Peralta Rayon, 5th Grade
The students' certificates and prize money were mailed directly to them on Friday, April 10.  Thanks again to our teachers and students for participating in this fun contest, and thanks to the Valdosta Garden Club for the opportunity!