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VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) -

Information from South Georgia Technical College         

South Georgia Technical College is encouraging all area elementary, middle and high school art instructors and their students to participate in the 18th annual Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design competition.  

Winners have the opportunity to win cash awards and attend the Manufacturing Appreciation Week luncheon in Atlanta with the Governor.      

Students from across Georgia are encouraged to submit artwork depicting the importance of manufacturing to their lives and communities as part of Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW).  MAW was developed by the Georgia Department of Technical and Adult Education and the Georgia Department of Industry, Trade and Tourism.       

The deadline to enter the Student Design Competition is Friday, February 7th and all entries should be submitted to South Georgia Technical College, Attention Su Ann Bird, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, 900 South Georgia Tech Parkway, Americus, GA 31709.      

South Georgia Technical College has submitted winning entries from local elementary and middle schools for seven of the past eight consecutive years. 

Raziel Cruz, a second grade student from L. K. Moss Elementary School in Marion County was honored in 2012for his third place entry and Miranda Paige Gibson, a first grade student from L. K. Moss Elementary School in Marion county, and Makayla McKee, a fifth grade student at Macon County Elementary School were honored in 2011 for their second and third place winning entries. 

Crystal Anna Dixon, a fourth grader from L. K. Moss Elementary School in Buena Vista, won 3rd place in the placemat competition in 2010.     

Kaitlin Brown of Montezuma, a student at Southland Academy, was a local winner in 2009 and then in 2007 and 2008, Sarah Cobb Elementary School had winning entries. 

Kavian DeAndre Harris finished in second place in 2008 and Tywun Jackson took first place in 2007.      

Temeka Sada Denmark of Staley Middle School in Americus was a winner in the poster competition in 2006.       

Elementary School students participate in the placement designs, middle school students in the poster designs, and high school students in the T-shirt design competition.       Manufacturing is the process of creating physical objects that will be used by someone or used to build something else.  Students should consider products made in their hometowns, counties or statewide to include Georgia products in their designs.      

On the back of all artwork, include:  the student's name, the school's name, the school's phone number, and South Georgia Technical College in the upper-right had corner on the back of each submitted entry.     

Art may be created with paint, watercolors, pencils, markers, crayons, charcoal, etc., Art work from grades 9 through 12 can be computer generated.  All artwork must be flat.  The size of the artwork must be 11 X 17 and should portray manufacturing specific to the state of Georgia.       For more information about the contest or Manufacturing Appreciation Week, visit the website at:  www.georgiamaw.org.      

Students from elementary, middle and high schools in Sumter, Crisp, Macon, Marion, Schley, and Webster counties are eligible to participate.     

For more information contact:  Su Ann Bird, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, at South Georgia Technical College at 229-931-2110 or sbird@southgatech.edu.       

Photo:  Raziel Cruz, a second grade student at L. K. Moss Elementary School in Marion County, finished in third place in the Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week Art Contest in 2012.  He is shown above (fourth from left) in front of his winning artwork along with his parents, Tania and Santos Anglero, and his sister Justine E. Cruz, and South Georgia Technical College President Sparky Reeves and Marion County Superintendent of Schools and SGTC Board of Director member Richard McCorkle.