Students Honored for Drawings of Knoxville

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Kristin Farley
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400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Students Honored for Drawings of Knoxville

Posted: 11/06/2008
The Knoxville Visitor Center, Gloria Ray, Knoxville Tourism & Sports Corporation (KTSC) President and CEO, Russ Jensen, City of Knoxville's 311 Center Director (representing Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam) and characters from Disney On Ice honored 22 first grade students from Tate's School of Discovery for their Knoxville-inspired artwork.

Students were asked to create drawings depicting what Knoxville attraction they enjoy visiting the most. The KTSC selected three winners and awarded them with a ribbon from Mayor Haslam. The winning drawings were created by Jessie Strader, who drew a picture of the Knoxville Zoo, and Daniel Moore and Triv Reynolds who both drew pictures of downtown Knoxville.

Children from Tate’s School of DiscoveryAccording to Ray, the Knoxville artwork created by the three winning students will be on display at the Knoxville Visitor Center Nov. 5 - Dec. 5.

Characters from Disney On Ice presents a Disneyland Adventure made a surprise appearance to congratulate the children on their winning artwork and presented each student with tickets to the Disney On Ice show which is scheduled to take place November 5-9 at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum. 
"FELD Entertainment and Disney On Ice are thrilled to have the opportunity to participate in an event that encourages Knoxville's young people to express pride in their hometown through artwork," said FELD Spokesperson Crystal Drake. "And it is always such a treat for our skaters to get to meet the families we perform for."