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Creative characters displayed in Pumpkin Literacy Project

This year’s Seminole County Family Connection and Seminole County Elementary School’s Pumpkin Literacy Project was amazing! There were 150 entries this year, which was an increase of 48 new entries from last year. Students and their families were so creative in their efforts transforming a pumpkin into a character from one of their favorite books. 

The breezeway at the school was lined up with pumpkins and the judges had a very difficult time choosing winners because everyone did such a great job! Every participant received a ribbon and book donated by the Seminole County Family Connection Collaborative. On Friday, October 16th all entries were taken downtown and displayed in a pop-up tent event on Cherry Street in downtown Donalsonville. to showcase the pumpkins through the weekend. The community enjoyed getting to see all the creativity the students displayed. 

A special thanks to Laura Croom, David Maxwell, Darlene McLendon, Richard and Shelia Williams, as well as Waymon  and Teresa Buckhalter for transporting and setting up the art display downtown. 

The 2020 Seminole County Family Connection and Seminole County Elementary School Pumpkins for Literacy winners were PreK, first and second grades: first – Reagan O’Hearn; second – Kinsley Boozer; third – Josie Elmore; Most Adorable – Payton Perry; Best Traditional – Takiylah Wynn; Most Original – Kimberly Najero; Silliest Face – Zoey Floyd; Most Unique Shape – Keller Pearson; and Scariest – Arya Patel. Third, fourth and fifth grades: first – Sarah Grace Nelson; second – Angel Zapatero; third – Brayle Davis; Most Adorable – Wes Walker; Best Traditional – Zhion Arline; Most Original – Rylee Herrington; Silliest Face – Chyna Martin; Most Unique Shape – Malyn Smith; and Scariest – Liam Bramlett.

Congratulations to all 2020 winners and readers!

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