Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Vista Grande Third Graders Ace Elks Poster Contest

Presentation at Vista Grande Vista Grande Elementary School third graders Madison Wood and Brooklyn Greer have placed in the Elks Drug Awareness Poster Contest, with Wood's poster going to the national competition.

The two, members of Marilyn Posella's class, were honored by visits of two Elks, Kathleen Kuttler and Doti Mock, of San Diego Elks Lodge No. 168. They brought third-place honors and $300 for Wood, and Honorable Mention for Greer. With the third-place finish in California, Wood's poster is now being considered for a national award.

The students' work was judged on teh development of theme, originality, neatness and mechanics.

"Always Love and Take Care of Yourself and Never, Never Use Drugs!" was the theme of Wood's poster.

About the school

Vista Grande Elementary School, located in the Tierrasanta community, is a California Distinguished School, offering grades K-5. Vista Grande offers a strong literacy, mathematics, and science curriculum, a full-time science teacher, and a science laboratory, a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) program in grades 3–5, music exploration, and extra support in literacy and math. For more information, contact Principal Cathy Calcagno at 858-496-8290.