As the holiday season was fast approaching, students at FLOC participated in the annual “Holiday Postcard Contest.” This year there were a variety of entries, from drawings of SpongeBob Squarepants in the snow to Thanksgiving turkeys and of course, Santa Claus. All of the entries are being displayed around the FLOC office for everyone to enjoy.
There was much spirited competition but the winner of this year’s contest is nine-year-old Natasha. Natasha’s drawing depicts a boy dressed up in his winter coat playing in the snow. The phrase “Let it Snow” is proudly displayed alongside the drawing. Natasha is a student who embodies the mission of FLOC. Even though this is only her first year at FLOC, Natasha jumped right in with all of the wonderful programs that FLOC offers its students, such as the annual trip to Butler’s Orchard and participating twice a week in the Neighborhood Tutoring Program. The “Holiday Postcard Contest” was no exception. After designing more than ten entries, Natasha finally submitted her winning postcard. NTP Intern Hena Rizvi, described Natasha as being eager to learn and go above and beyond to succeed. Natasha received a gift card of her choice for winning the contest. Natasha’s thoughtful personality came through while choosing her prize, because she wanted to make sure it was something her brother could enjoy, too.
Three staff members chose this year’s winning postcard. The postcards will be sent out during the holiday season to thank donors for their continued support of FLOC. Your generosity truly is the foundation of FLOC and helps our children grow and learn in a safe and welcoming environment. The contest is a reminder that creative outlets for children are just as essential as math and reading skills for success in their future lives.
A special thank you goes out to all of the students that participated in the contest! Congratulations again, Natasha! Happy Holidays!
(Kate Fleischer is the Development Assistant at FLOC).