Island students, others recognized
The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools and Lee County Tax Collector’s office recognized the 98 Kids Tag Art award of distinction recipients and Heart Smart award recipients at a ceremony on Feb. 25 at the Lee County Public Education Center in Fort Myers. Each participating elementary school submitted artwork for decorative front-end license plates, and the winners were selected by a panel of art jurors from the community. Among the recipients were fifth-graders Madison Byrne and Olivia Kauffold, from The Sanibel School. The fundraising project raises awareness on how art in the classroom plays a significant role in a child’s education. Funds from the license plates, along with sponsorships from local businesses, will directly support the art programs at the participating schools. The community can support art in education by purchasing a Kids Tag Art plate at “http://www.leetc.com”>www.leetc.com.