Greenville Elementary School student, Hafetha Ayyad, recently won the Raisin’ Cane art contest, finishing first out of many other competitors. On Thursday, Feb. 4, she was honored by representatives from Raisin’ Cane, an agritourism business based in Valdosta, Ga. She received a check for $250 and her teacher, Tomiko Glenn, received a check for $1,000 to go towards her classroom wish list.
Last year, from the end of September through the middle of December, thousands of students from several schools in South Georgia and North Florida took field trips to the Raisin’ Cane Agritourism business in Valdosta. During the field trips students and teachers were encouraged to later reflect on their visit by submitting student artwork illustrating highlights of their visit.
The contest significantly enhances student classroom instruction with several practical hands-on learning experiences and applications. Students obtain a greater awareness about where essential needs in life come from; such as food, water, shelter and clothing. As a result, they become better stewards for maintaining and developing these renewable natural resources in the future.