District chooses Copper Mill student’s Christmas card design _lowres

Advocate staff photo by STACY GILL --District Christmas card presented -- Zachary Superintendent Scott Devillier presents a framed copy of the school district's annual Christmas card to Copper Mill Elementary School fifth-grader Alissa Adams at the Dec. 16 community School Board meeting. Adams' colored drawing was chosen from hundreds submitted by Zachary students and will be mailed around the state and throughout the community during the holidays.

Alissa Adams, a fifth-grader at Copper Mill Elementary, was recognized Dec. 16 by Superintendent Scott Devillier and the School Board for her Christmas card design.

Adams’ card was chosen from hundreds of drawings and paintings submitted by Zachary students.

“We had a lot of entries to choose from,” Devillier said.

The colored drawing by Adams was made into the district’s annual Christmas card and mailed to every superintendent in the state, Devillier said.

Others on the district’s holiday greetings mailing list include State Superintendent John White, East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Kip Holden, Zachary Mayor David Amrhein, city and state leaders, businesses, organizations and others throughout the Zachary community, the region and state.

Adams’ art teacher, Darryl Alello, said he was proud of his student.

Principal Keisha Thomas says Adams “enjoys math, playing softball and attending Zachary High Bronco football games.”

Adams received a framed copy of her drawing and the Christmas card as a keepsake.