Avon East Second-Grader Designs Winning Eagle Run Kids T-Shirt

Avon Superintendent Mike Laub and the winner, Michele Smith

Avon Superintendent Mike Laub and the winner, Michele Smith

And the winner is….?

Avon East Elementary School second-grader Michele Smith, 8-years-old.

Pre-K to fifth–grade students in the Avon Local Schools were invited to submit entries in the inaugural Eagle Run Kids T-shirt Design Challenge. Smith’s winning entry will be featured on the kids T-shirts for this year’s Eagle Run. The contest was created to get students excited about the upcoming Eagle Run slated for May 28 at Avon High School.

Superintendent Mike Laub surprised Smith with the news this week at her school.

“This is so cool,” said Smith. “We went online to find an eagle and then I put the words around it that describe Avon to me. I am excited. This is going to be so good to see the shirt.”

The words depicted in the design include: Community, family, fitness, friends, fun, health, heritage, neighbors, pride, spirit and tradition.

More than 140 entries were received for the contest. Rules for the contest included using the wording “16th Annual Eagle Run,” “Mercy” (reflecting the presenting sponsor), “and image of an eagle. Only three colors could be used in the design.

There is still time to register for the 16th Annual Eagle Run, presented by Mercy Health. Proceeds benefit the Avon Schools Educational Endowment Fund and other local charities.

The family-fun event includes a 5-mile run, 5k run/walk and 1-mile kids fun run.

Help your favorite Avon student win a pool and dodge ball party at the French Creek YMCA by adding his/her teacher’s name to your registration form. Class with the most registrants, wins a party.

The first 1,000 adults to register will receive a T-shirt and hat. T-shirts also will be given to registered kids.

To register through Hermes Sports & Events, go to hermescleveland.com/roadracing/events/eagle.asp.

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