Seven lucky Hancock County third graders got the royal treatment as winners of Blanchard Valley Center’s Third Annual Coloring Contest.
Each year, the center has invited the reigning Miss Ohio to host the event. This year, 2014 Miss Ohio Heather Wells, came to the center to celebrate with the winners by dancing, autographing pictures, presenting awards and sharing her tiara, allowing everyone to take a turn trying it on.
“We feel Miss Ohio is a good role model,” said Blanchard Valley Center executive assistant and public awareness specialist Cindy Maag. “The students also are able to enjoy the talent and the excitement of wearing a tiara.”
Maag said that all Blanchard Valley Center
students, grades one through twelve were also invited to the celebration which included lunch and an introduction by BVC Superintendent Connie Ament.
Student winners included: Karris Willow, Arlington; Brynn Reese, Cory Rawson; Alana Subramaniam, Liberty Benton; Anna Threet, McComb; Whyett Orians, Riverdale; Ava Leal, Van Buren; and Nora Crafts, Vanlue.