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Local students create license plates through art class


You could soon start seeing new car tags on the road designed by some of our local fifth graders--
The plates are part of a county wide contest to raise money for local art programs--

The contest was held by the Tax Collectors Office and the School District and sponsored by Sandy Sansing.
Action News Reporter Anthony Pura spoke with some of the young artists.

He shows us their work and it will help arts in the school
The student design tags won't replace the license plates on the back of cars-- they're made for the front of cars. There were more than 700 entries from five Escambia County schools-- at the end-- fifteen young artists will get to see their work on the road-

Side by side-- you can see the theme to the tag designs-- the sunshine state depicted through beaches, marine life and even bright smiling Florida oranges--

Each one drawn by an Escambia County 5th grader in an art class earlier this year.
Thursday-- a surprise ceremony
The contest judges dropped by the schools to tell students whose work will be turned into new Florida tags.

There were two special winners at Beulah Elementary School.
One of them-- 11-year-old Paris Papillion

Escambia County Superintendent Malcolm Thomas chose her Dolphin design to go on his car--

I like all the different colors and creatures you included
And contest sponsor and local businessman Sandy Sansing hand picked Lacie Day's palm trees and beach design--

"i just drew the beach, because it reminds of Florida, because I like to go to the beach."

Bristol Kelley's tag also got a special fan--
The Jim Allen Elementary School 5th grader drew this brown haired Florida girl--
Now-- it's earned a spot on the front of of Escambia Tax Collector Janet Holley's car--

Bristol Kelley
"I figured I need something Florida so I grew a girl and made her a Florida girl"
The plates sell for twenty five dollars-- a percentage goes towards the the art programs in the participating schools-- to help support the creativity and imagination for future students.

Henrietta Adams, Art Teacher, Jim Allen Elementary
"I think they're gonna have a fun time when they start seeing their tags around town."
Lacie Day
I'm gonna be like oh I drew that!"

Anthony
You may see them on the road sooner than you think- nearly 100 plates have been sold.
The hope is to  raise five thousand dollars for elementary school art programs