Lookout Mountain Elementary 5th Grader Is Hamilton SHINES Elementary Division Winner

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger recognized Della Joyner Perry, a  5th grader at Lookout Mountain Elementary School Tuesday as the Hamilton SHINES Elementary Division winner.  Della’s artwork was chosen as the best entry from over 50 other elementary division contest entries.  

 

County Mayor Coppinger will present Della with a plaque, a county pin and a poster-size version of her billboard.

  Della’s full-size billboard will be posted at Cummings Highway and Lookout Creek later this week. 

 

Elementary Division Winner

Della Joyner Perry – 5th Grade,  Lookout Mountain Elementary School

Teacher:  Toni Gwaltney        Principal – Ruth White

     

County Mayor Coppinger presented these winners below in similar ceremonies over the last week.   

Middle School Division Winner:

Shailey Shah – 8th Grade, CSLA

Teacher:  Cori Hasden            Principal – Krystal Scarbrough

            Billboard Location:  East Brainerd Road at Lee Highway

 

 

High School Division Winner:

Oscar Gaytan – 10th Grade, Red Bank High School

Teacher:  Michel Belknap      Principal – Justin Robertson

              Billboard Location:  Dayton Boulevard at Sweetland Road

 

 

Private School Division Winner:

Cooper Hayes – 7th Grade, McCallie

Teacher:  Suzanne Mortimer  Headmaster:  Dr. Kirk Walker, Jr.

            Billboard Location:  Brainerd Road at the Tunnel

 

This is the 8th year for the annual contest, which is co-sponsored by the Scenic Cities Beautiful Commission and the Hamilton County Character Education Program. 

 

Hamilton SHINES is an anti-litter program initiated by the County Mayor’s Office in August 2005.  Its mission is to reduce the practice of littering through education and law enforcement.  Though the Hamilton SHINES program has several components including cooperation with local law enforcement and incorporation of a Clean Builder’s Checklist into building inspection process, the most successful effort to date has been the anti-litter contests at all HCDE public schools.  Students participate each year in a comprehensive program that raises awareness about littering and enlists the help of students in changing the littering behaviors of others at home and in their communities.


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