Grandchildren Honored Their Grandparents By Creating a Poster for the 1st Annual Poster Contest
FORT MYERS, FL (September 30, 2009) – Shell Point Retirement Community has awarded prizes in its first annual grandparents day poster contest. Among all of the winners in the contest, several students from Providence Christian School were recognized.
“Grandparents touch the lives of children in a special way, and the relationship between grandparents and their grandchildren is an important one,” said Lynn Schneider, assistant vice president of communications and marketing at Shell Point. “The entries we received in this contest were delightful. Our committee of resident judges enjoyed viewing all of them, and had a tough time choosing the winners from so many wonderful entries.”
More than 200 children from across the United States entered the Shell Point’s Grandparents Poster Contest by creating a poster that illustrated the special relationship that they have with their grandparents. A majority of the posters came from Lee County, but others arrived from as far away as Houston Texas; Gig Harbor, Washington; Cincinnati and Powell, Ohio; Palm Harbor, Florida; Charleston, West Virginia; and Brentwood, Tennessee.
Entries were judged by Shell Point’s Intergenerational Committee, which is comprised of several residents and staff members of Shell Point for the purpose of encouraging positive interaction between people of all generations.
Principal, Mrs. Dodie Jeter, and Art Teacher, Miss Trina Emler, were present at the awards ceremony held at PCS on September 22, in which Shell Point representatives presented awards to the 22 winning students. Kaitlyn Hurst won first place in the ages 7-10 division, while Claudia Angles won second place in the that division, and Trevor Sollitto received an award for first place in the age division of 14 to 15 year olds.
Honorable mention awards were given to Rebekah Brown, Schuyler Moore, Sydney Tripple, and Christina Weinman. In addition to the winners in the various age divisions, and Awards of Excellence were given to Melissa Kindma, Josiah Rogers, James Robertson, Benjamin Henzel, Virginina Moore, Gabriella Jeter, Emma Troyer, Steven Rivera, Sabrina Manietta, Cody Pittman, Olivia Jeter, Kensey Sollitto, Samiah Rosado, Noah Perkins, and Nicholas Hagerty.
“I’m pleased that so many of our students participated in the contest,” said Trina Emler. Emler plans to display the posters at the school in November during the school’s annual Grandparents Appreciation event.
Winners will also be featured in the November issue of the community’s monthly magazine, Shell Point Life.
Shell Point Retirement Community is a not-for-profit continuing care retirement community located in Fort Myers just off Summerlin Road, two miles before the Sanibel causeway. Shell Point has received national accreditation from CARF-CCAC, and is a nationally recognized leader in the retirement industry. The community offers retirement living in a resort-style environment with an 18-hole championship golf course, deep water boating access, and recreational and fitness facilities. To learn more about Shell Point, visit us at www.shellpoint.org or call 1-800-780-1131.