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Judah Kincaid wins mayor’s 2019 Christmas Card Contest

Kokomo Mayor Greg Goodnight is pleased to announce that Judah Kincaid of Lafayette Park Elementary is the first-place winner of the 2019 Mayor’s Christmas Card Contest, according to the city news release.

Mayor Goodnight introduced Judah, along with each of the finalists, during a press conference today at City Hall. Judah’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.

Judah’s design features a reindeer with a stack of presents and “Happy Holidays.”

“The Christmas Card contest is a highlight of the season for me,” said Mayor Goodnight. “The students in our community are extremely talented and I appreciate the art teachers that encourage their creativity.”

The annual contest, open to all fourth-grade students in Kokomo Schools, is a long-standing tradition between Kokomo Schools and Mayor Goodnight’s office.

Local students submitted nearly 75 designs this year. A Christmas Card Selection committee selected the finalists and forwarded those to Mayor Goodnight for his final selection.

This year’s winners included:

First place – Judah Kincaid, Lafayette Park Elementary

Second place – Justin Shayne Rider, Lafayette Park Elementary

Third place – Ciera Jacobs, Elwood Haynes Elementary

Fourth place – Giyanna Thornton, Elwood Haynes Elementary

Honorable mention – Gracie Moore, Sycamore Elementary

Honorable mention – Jaysen Morgan, Lafayette Park Elementary

Honorable mention – Taeshawn Shelton, Lafayette Park Elementary

Honorable mention – Jay-won Dunn, Elwood Haynes Elementary

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