Student Ornaments Featured on City Hall Christmas Trees
Mayor Kaler received 74 ornaments, and all of them are on the tree in the lobby of City Hall. The public is invited to come to City Hall during regular business hours through the end of December to view the ornaments.
The ornaments were judged with special consideration given to using recycled or natural materials and/or featuring Paducah’s history, landmarks, or name. The high school winners are as follows:
9th through 12th grade
• 1st Place – Jessica Lopez
• 2nd Place – Nakitia Finch
• 3rd Place – Vanessa Davis
Honorable Mention – Milan Doan
Emily Sanders’ first grade class at Clark Elementary will receive the Most Poetic Award. On each ornament, the students finished the sentence “my gift to the world is…” Brenda Cantwell’s first grade class at Clark Elementary will receive the Christmas Spirit Award for crafting ornaments in the shape of small Christmas trees. Morgan Elementary School’s Art Club under the direction of art teacher Carrie Thompson will receive an award for the Best Use of Recycled Materials. Their Coca-Cola-themed ornaments used red and green bottle caps. Students at Paducah Tilghman High School under the direction of art teacher Ruth Baggett will receive the Best Combination of Art, History, and Materials award for their use of materials to create ornaments focusing on Paducah’s culture and history.