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Ronceverte Elementary Holds Fall Family Project

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The week of October 26th Ronceverte Elementary School held their Annual Fall Family Project.

Books displayed with “Character Pumpkins” that went along with each story.

“The creativity and imagination that went into the pumpkin creations was amazing. They were so much fun to look at and to compare some of my own favorite stories with what the Families picked as their favorite book/story,” stated Debra Johnson, second grade teacher.

This was a family project where all family members were encouraged to come up with and design pumpkin characters to go along with a favorite book. A few of the entries included “The Cat in the Hat,” “Clifford the Big Red Dog,” “The Hungry Caterpillar” and “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” just to name a few.

The grand prize winner Braylin Defibaugh created the character that went along with the book “Coat of Many Colors.” The grand prize winner received $50 dollars from The Bank of Monroe via Todd Ramboldt, assistant vice president of Lending and a certificate and a gift basket.

There were over 100 entries this year. Pumpkin Judges included one member from the Greenbrier County Board of Education and several RES employees. Winners were chosen from each grade level pre-K – fifth and each received a gift basket and a certificate indicating that they won in their grade level.

Grand prize winner was Braylin Defibaugh in fourth grade. Other class winners were: pre-K, Brooklyn Clutter, “Baby Shark”; kindergarten, Kynlee Carter, “Frozen;” first grade, Westley Ridpath, Hello Mountaineer; second grade, Abigail Wilson, “What’s in the Barn?”; third grade, Braxton Hollandsworth, “Old McDonald Had a Farm;” fifth grade, Mason Miller, “The Dragon Prophecy;” Creative Award went to Sadie Baker for Oscar’s Trashcan Tour. Baker received a $50 gift certificate from Walmart.

Joanna Elmore, project coordinator second grade teacher) and the Faculty and Staff of RES would like to thank The Bank of Monroe, Walmart, along with all the RES families for helping to make this years’ family project such a huge success.

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