Pumpkin decorating contest was fun fall project


By Evelyn Long - for the Morrow County Sentinel



This is the pumpkin decorated by the kindergarten class at Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School that won the contest. Shown with the winning pumpkin are classmates, l-r: Carson Hilton, Avrian Babb and Julian Mercado-Martinez. Photo by Carol Bartlett | Morrow County Sentinel


The Cardington-Lincoln Kindergarten class of Mrs Amy Adams won the pumpkin decorating contest conducted during October. Members of the class are pictured with the 40 pumpkins entered in the contest. L-r: Isaiah Baker, Cyrus Linkous, Connor McClanahan, Ky Barlow, Lexi Carpenter, Alison West, Mason Newsome, Lleytin Henthorn, Cohen Emmons, Carson Hilton, Vincent Miller, Laythan Ralston, Tanner Parsons, Brianna Arnold, Leonna Gewitsch, Julian Mercado-Martinez, Avrian Babb. Absent are Liya Miller and Alayna Seavolt. Photo by Carol Bartlett | Morrow County Sentinel


Cardington-Lincoln Elementary students have been working with a new program titled Pirate Bucks and because of their positive adjustment to it they were rewarded in October with participation in a pumpkin decorating contest.

On October 2, each of the 23 classes was given a pumpkin to decorate in an innovative way. The contest wound up Friday, October 30, when the pumpkins were judged and the winner was determined to be the pumpkin decorated by students in the kindergarten class of Amy Adams Their pumpkin featured a “hands” theme.

Judging the pumpkins were Christy Roqueplot, Elementary and Intermediate Principal; Scott Hardwick, Student Services and Brian Petrie, District Superintendent.

The contest was a reward for the students who had been working with a new program titled “Pirate Bucks” which they earned for promoted behaviors and actions. With each Pirate Buck earned and saved, the students can “cash” them all in for an allowed reward. For example, Twenty Pirate

Bucks will earn them the chance to assist a teacher of their choice for ten minutes of class time – with more Pirate Bucks saved, the larger the reward. The Program is titled “Respectful, Responsible and Ready.”

There were 40 pumpkins entered in the contest, 23 decorated by the elementary school classes and 17 by staff members. The pumpkins were arranged in a setting on the front lawn of the school for viewing by the Trick or Treat visitors on Saturday evening

Evelyn Long is a correspondent with the Morrow County Sentinel and can be reached at wlong2@columbus.rr.com.

This is the pumpkin decorated by the kindergarten class at Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School that won the contest. Shown with the winning pumpkin are classmates, l-r: Carson Hilton, Avrian Babb and Julian Mercado-Martinez. Photo by Carol Bartlett | Morrow County Sentinel
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/11/web1_Pumpkin-that-won-with-three-of-the-class-mates.jpgThis is the pumpkin decorated by the kindergarten class at Cardington-Lincoln Elementary School that won the contest. Shown with the winning pumpkin are classmates, l-r: Carson Hilton, Avrian Babb and Julian Mercado-Martinez. Photo by Carol Bartlett | Morrow County Sentinel

The Cardington-Lincoln Kindergarten class of Mrs Amy Adams won the pumpkin decorating contest conducted during October. Members of the class are pictured with the 40 pumpkins entered in the contest. L-r: Isaiah Baker, Cyrus Linkous, Connor McClanahan, Ky Barlow, Lexi Carpenter, Alison West, Mason Newsome, Lleytin Henthorn, Cohen Emmons, Carson Hilton, Vincent Miller, Laythan Ralston, Tanner Parsons, Brianna Arnold, Leonna Gewitsch, Julian Mercado-Martinez, Avrian Babb. Absent are Liya Miller and Alayna Seavolt. Photo by Carol Bartlett | Morrow County Sentinel
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2015/11/web1_Winners-of-pumpkin-decorating-contest.jpgThe Cardington-Lincoln Kindergarten class of Mrs Amy Adams won the pumpkin decorating contest conducted during October. Members of the class are pictured with the 40 pumpkins entered in the contest. L-r: Isaiah Baker, Cyrus Linkous, Connor McClanahan, Ky Barlow, Lexi Carpenter, Alison West, Mason Newsome, Lleytin Henthorn, Cohen Emmons, Carson Hilton, Vincent Miller, Laythan Ralston, Tanner Parsons, Brianna Arnold, Leonna Gewitsch, Julian Mercado-Martinez, Avrian Babb. Absent are Liya Miller and Alayna Seavolt. Photo by Carol Bartlett | Morrow County Sentinel

By Evelyn Long

for the Morrow County Sentinel

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