Hammond Eastside Student Wins 1st Place in National Pet Poster Contest
HEM 6th grader, Gracie Babin, won 1ST PLACE in the American Veterinary Medical Association's 2018 National Pet Poster Contest! The announcement came on Thursday, August 17, 2017.
Gracie placed 1st in the local Pet Poster Contest that the Animal Care Center & Pet Care Center of Hammond hosts within many of the Tangipahoa Parish Schools every year in May in conjunction with National Pet Week! They submitted her poster to the national level in which she competed with many kids, Kindergarten through 12th grade, across the United States and WON! At the time of the initial contest entry, Gracie was in 5th grade.
Gracie's poster will be the centerpiece of the 2018 National Pet Week themed "Barks, Purrs, Tweets, & Neighs... Pets Speak Love Many Ways!" Her artwork will be displayed in the AVMA National Magazine, AVMA National Pet Week Website, and in veterinary clinics nationwide next Spring as we celebrate National Pet Week!
Way to go Gracie! We couldn't be more excited and proud to have you represent us on such a large grandstand! We believe your artwork will help inspire others to love and care for their pets!
HEM teachers are looking forward to another fantastic school year!
Kindergarten entrance schedule:
August 14th and 15th only boys attend.
August 16th and 17th only girls attend.
August 18th all Kindergarten students attend.