Roy Allen Elementary art teacher Pamela King introduced her students to the contest
TALLAHASSEE, FLORDIA – Roy Allen Elementary Abby Shannon won first place for her age group in the Governor’s Native American Heritage Month Art Contest with her drawing entitled “Honoring the Artist- Noah Billie,” which featured a recreation of Billie’s artwork of an anhinga perched on a branch.
Governor Ron DeSantis and First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Native American Heritage Month Art Contest was open to all Kindergarten through third-grade students in Florida.
Each student submitted original, two-dimensional artwork based on this year’s theme. Only four statewide winners were selected, and each winner received a $100 art supplies gift card and a 1-year pass to Florida state parks.
Roy Allen Elementary art teacher Pamela King introduced her students to the contest, which honors Native Americans in Florida. She showed her students artwork from Noah Billie and other accomplished Seminole artists.
King said Shannon, a second-grade student, started working on her artwork before Hurricane Nicole and impressively finished it before the due date of November 17.
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