By Sally Marks
They say everyone loves a parade, and Savannah Hancock, a fourth-grader at Four Peaks Elementary School, 1785 N. Idaho Road in Apache Junction, loves it even more since she won an art contest and was selected to be one of 10 Junior Grand Marshalls in the Fiesta Bowl Parade on Dec. 29.
Savannah’s art entry was part of an extension to an Arizona history lesson in Mrs. Kerri Mortenson’s classroom. Students used resources in class to create art from the theme, “What Arizona Means to Me.” Savannah’s entry featured a desert landscape inhabited by native creatures.
“Savannah’s artwork clearly illustrated her love of our desert and its wildlife,” said Mrs. Mortenson. “We are all very proud of her, not only for her artistic talent, but also for representing Four Peaks in such an awesome way.”
Mrs. Mortenson submitted the artwork from all her participating students to Desert Financial, sponsors of the contest. Savannah’s entry was selected as one of 10 winners by the 2018 Annual Desert Financial Fiesta Bowl Parade Committee.
Savannah received three VIP tickets to the Fiesta Bowl, a VIP parking pass and a t-shirt.
Photo above: Junior Grand Marshall Savannah Hancock with the Fiesta Bowl swag she won in an art competition