Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight is pleased to announce that Leevi Combs of Boulevard Elementary is the first-place winner of the 2017 Mayor’s Christmas Card Contest.
Mayor Goodnight introduced Leevi along with each of the finalists during a press conference this morning at City Hall. Leevi’s design will be the official Christmas card of the mayor, and it will be sent to hundreds of individuals, including local, state and federal officials, as well as the U.S. President and Vice President.
Leevi’s design features Santa Claus and his reindeer along with a large Christmas tree.
“I have enjoyed getting to select the Christmas card each year,” said Mayor Goodnight. “The contest highlights just how talented our local students are and it is a highlight of the season for me.”
The annual contest, open to all fourth grade students in Kokomo Schools, is a long-standing tradition between Kokomo Schools, Mayor’s office and the Kokomo Community Arts Commission.
Local students submitted nearly 100 designs this year. Kokomo Community Arts Commission members selected the finalists and forwarded those to Mayor Goodnight for his final selection.
This year’s winners included:
Leevi Combs, 1st place – Boulevard Elementary
Alohnna Alvarado, 2nd place – Lafayette Park Elementary
Teagan Dalton, 3rd place – Boulevard Elementary
Blake Fivecoate, 4th Place – Lafayette Park Elementary
Nayah Mills, Honorable mention – Bon Air Elementary
Madison Hendrix, Honorable mention – Pettit Park Elementary
Gabriella Williams, Honorable mention –Wallace School of Integrated Arts
Adylee Cohee, Honorable Mention – Lafayette Park Elementary