We had 15 participants this year. We usually have about 50 but due to Sandy it was difficult for many students to complete the program. We had entries throughout all grade levels in the areas of visual arts, photography, music composition, film production and literature. All of our first and second place winners were sent on the county judging. The judges were professionals in the areas listed above and anonymous–they were not linked to the school in any way at all. The committee usually hosts an art opening at the LBIF were parents are welcome to view all works; however again the storm prevented that this year. Instead, all participants were treated to a pizza party at school and award winners were presented their gift certificates and ribbons at the December BOE meeting. At the BOE meetin,g some students read their literature piece and the musical composition was played for all to hear. We are so very proud of our students and look forward to hearing from County.