|DATE:||Tuesday, February 21, 2017|
|TO:||School Board Members|
|FROM:||Jeff Eakins, Superintendent|
|SUBJECT / RECOMMENDATIONS|
|Recognize LEAD Student Contest Winners (Community Relations)|
|In December, Superintendent Jeff Eakins announced the LEAD (Learn, Empower, Advocate, Dream) student contest to celebrate Black History Month. The contest challenged students in grades 3 through 12 to use the arts to express how they have been inspired by a local African American leader.
Students submitted their work in one of three categories: literature, performing arts, or visual arts. Each entry was judged primarily on originality, creativity, and how well the student used his or her artistic vision to portray the theme. This year, more than 600 students completed an online Entry Form including the Artist Statement.
Nine LEAD winners were selected, one per category from each division: intermediate (grades 3 through 5), middle school (grades 6 through 8), and high school (grades 9 through 12). With tremendous support from our sponsors each student winner received many prizes for the LEAD contest including a $500 postsecondary scholarship, a tablet, personal Scholastic Library, and sports memorabilia.
|All Strategic Objectives|
|FINANCIAL IMPACT (Budgeted: No)|
|Jason Pepe||Dr. Alberto Vázquez|
| Manager, Lesgislative Services
|Chief of Staff
|Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20170221_807 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 13.01|