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Springmont Students Win Art, Poetry Contest

Six students from the Sandy Springs-based school won the River of Words Environmental Poetry and Art Project.

"Shark" by Easton Kincaid of Springmont School 2014 River of Words
"Shark" by Easton Kincaid of Springmont School 2014 River of Words

Six Springmont students have won state and national awards in the River of Words Environmental Poetry and Art Project. 

Along with the Library of Congress Center for the Book, River of Words sponsors the contest, which is centered around the theme of watersheds.

This year's winers are: 

Art — state winners

  • Category II: Langston Morris, grade 6, Bug on the Water, son of Kelly Brown-Morris and William Morris II
  • Category III: Courtney Bass, grade 7, Untitled, daughter of Dena and Jim Bass
  • Category III: Maxine Monroe, grade 8, Hands of the World, daughter of Melissa and Kenneth Monroe

Art — national finalists

  • Lane Cannon, grade 8, Untitled, daughter of Jory and David Cannon
  • Easton Kincaid, grade 3, Shark, son of Ann and David Kincaid

Poetry — state winner

  • Lisle DeVinney, grade 6, The Well, daughter of Chris and Steve DeVinney
All students are taught by Theresa Dean, Springmont’s art teacher.

"This project works directly in conjunction with our core value of being good stewards of the environment," said Head of School Jerri King." At Springmont, students are guided to develop an awareness of the natural world and each person’s responsibility for it. The River of Words project allows our students to learn about the watershed while expressing their creativity. I couldn’t be more proud of our students."

The Georgia Award Ceremony will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at the DeKalb County Library. 

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