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Mayor Karl Dean recognized 70 Metro Nashville Public School elementary art students from 38 schools as finalists and winners in the “Nashville Beautiful” art contest on at a ceremony at LP Field on Saturday, Dec. 6. The contest, now in its ninth year, is sponsored by Red River Service Corporation, Metro Public Works, Metro Beautification & Environment Commission, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Metropolitan Arts Commission and Nashville Arts Coalition. Mayor Dean will present finalists with certificates and formally congratulate the five grand prize winners, who earned prize money for their respective schools’ art departments from Red River Waste Solutions.

GRAND PRIZE: Madi Risner (left) & Tommy Zarth (right), Shayne Elementary School, 4th grade

1'Co-Grand'Risner 1'Co-Grand'Zarth SECOND PLACE: Erica Annette Kimbrough, Chadwell Elementary School, 4th grade 2nd'Kimbrough THIRD PLACE: Cora Williams, Andrew Jackson Elementary School, 4th grade 3rd'Williams RED RIVER AWARD OF DISTINCTION:  Jonathan Cortez, Haywood Elementary School, 4th grade 4'RR'Distinction'Cortez

For the next 6 months, all of the qualifying contest submissions will be displayed on household waste collection trucks as part of a citywide campaign and rolling museum to promote this year’s contest theme of “I am an Environmental Superhero”. NOW THAT'S COOL!