Winners of the Kids Tag Art Program Recognized

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The winners of the Kids Tag Art Program were recognized at the June 14, 2021, School Board meeting. Okaloosa County Tax Collector, Ben Anderson, was joined by Superintendent of Schools, Marcus Chambers, and Okaloosa County Sheriff, Eric Aden, in presenting certificates to the three Choice Award winners. The remaining 20 Award of Distinction winners received their certificates prior to the end of the 2020-21 school year and are listed below.

The Kids Tag Art Program is a partnership with the Tax Collector's Office and the Okaloosa County School District. Since the program started in 2013, it has contributed $103,195.22 for participating schools. As an art project, this program gives students the chance to create their own specialty license plate. As a fundraiser, student-created plates can be purchased by parents and the proceeds from school sales stay in that school.

Combining in-school sales and local sponsorships, the Kids Tag Art program earned $10,655.16 this year. Anderson pointed out, "This is non-tax generated revenue and comes at a time when the art curriculum in schools could benefit the most." He continued, “Each school that participated this Spring received checks for $500.00, as the result of the generous support of our sponsor: The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office.” The Kids Tag Art program will kick off again in August for the upcoming school year. If you or your business are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact Sheri Bruns at 850-651-7669.

Emma Amador, Riverside Elementary School, won the Superintendent's Choice Award.

Emma Amador, Riverside Elementary School, won the Superintendent's Choice Award.

Maria Martin, Northwood Elementary School (was not able to be present), won the Tax Collector's Award

Maria Martin, Northwood Elementary School (was not able to be present), won the Tax Collector's Award

Thomas Cheek, Elliott Point Elementary School, won the Sheriff's Choice Award.

Thomas Cheek, Elliott Point Elementary School, won the Sheriff's Choice Award.

Award of Distinction Winners

Schools

Award of Distinction Winners

Bluewater Elementary

Carter Vargo, Jaidyn Feddon

Bob Sikes Elementary

Bennett Muhlbach, Grace Holley

Destin Elementary

Anna Kate Hall, Jessica McPherson

Edge Elementary

Katelyn Romero, Evelyn McElvaine

Elliott Point Elementary

Janie Sirmans, Kristin Fransted

Northwood Elementary

Oliver Jackson, Nathaniel Horton

Riverside Elementary

Naylani Parker, Annalee Gonzales

Shalimar Elementary

Georgia Pierce, Gabriel Hammett

Silver Sands School

Hayden Douglas, Gabriel Lockhart

Walker Elementary

Caliber Chessher, Caleb Aevanetes