Elizabeth Finley Wins Artists Contest

Cypress Trails Elementary School fifth grader Elizabeth Finley was recently presented as the winner of the Downtown in Bloom “Flowers and Gardens” Budding Artists contest. Elizabeth and her art teacher, Ms. Patricia Wolek, were presented with a gift card. Finley’s art work was chosen from nearly 500 entries in this annual contest.

In other news, third- through fifth-grade students heard a spectacular presentation April 10 by author Katy Kelly. Kelly was able to visit as part of the April is for Authors event, held at Palm Beach Gardens High School.

Kelly encouraged students to use everyday experiences as a springboard to their own creative stories. Kelly led them in a character and plot building exercise, as well as an in-depth question-and-answer session. Kelly is the author of several popular children’s series, including Melonhead, a Sunshine State Awards book. Cypress Trails would like to thank the April is for Authors committee and Kelly for making the visit possible.

ABOVE: Elizabeth Finley. (Left) Katy Kelly with Cypress Trails fifth-grade students.