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Gray Elementary students win grand prize

The Johnson City Power Board recently recognized several aspiring young artists for their contributions to the Power Board’s fourth annual Imagination Power Calendar Art Contest.
The art contest gives fourth and fifth grade students within Johnson City and Washington County public schools the opportunity to showcase their artistic talent and creativity while addressing the issues of renewable energy generation, energy conservation and sustainable living. The contest culminates in the selection of 13 works to be featured within the calendar.
This year’s competition saw the return of an additional incentive intended to entice schools’ participation: a classroom supply of Limited Edition JCPB KitBook textbooks promised to the school with the most entries featured. With its four winning entries, Gray Elementary won the coveted grand prize.
Products of local entrepreneurs, Kitbooks are unique textbooks featuring integrated laboratories to facilitate the hands-on learning of electrical circuitry.
Robert White, Chief Public Relations Officer for the JCPB stated, “When we saw an opportunity to encourage our local schools to become more engaged in discussions on energy efficiency and green energy while supporting local entrepreneurship, we simply couldn’t resist.”
Winners are as follows:
Gray Elementary School: Katlin Dotson, Parker Gosnell, Amelia Hyatt and Savannah Russell, all fifth-graders; Lamar Elementary: Haley Stout, fourth grade, and Alexis Freeman, fifth grade; Jonesborough Elementary School: Sarah Ball and Harlee Petretta, both fourth-graders; South Side Elementary: Makayla Freeman, fourth grade, and Saggara Scott, fifth grade; Mountain View Elementary: Courtney Ayers, fourth grade, and Victoria Southern, fifth grade; Towne Acres Elementary School: Elizabeth Miller, fourth grade.
All JCPB customers are offered a complementary copy of the 2012 Imagination Power Calendar, which can be picked up from JCPB headquarters on at 2600 Boones Creek Road while supplies last.
The calendar also can be viewed online by visiting the Newsroom page on