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Voter Pledge Card Contest

October 28, 2018

Ravin Abagail Hottinger, an eighth-grade student at Lancaster Middle School, has won first place in an art competition.In August, local Indivisible groups offered area eighth-grade art teachers in the Northern Neck and Middle Peninsula the opportunity to challenge their students to create a poster on the theme of voting.The project was the brainchild of Arlene Crabbe. The project asked students to use the theme “Voting is your Superpower” and to include a pledge statement about voting when they turned 18.The winning design would be turned into a business card with the graphic on the front and the wording “My vote is a BIG THING! I pledge to help make the world a better place by voting when I turn 18.”

Despite setbacks from weather cancellations, three counties: Lancaster, Northumberland, and King and Queen, were able to answer the call by the challenge deadline.Hottinger’s work presents the simple message – Vote. The judges were drawn by the simplicity and artistic display of her work.Second place went to Deja Brown. Her entry displayed crisp lines, a red white and blue theme and again a simple message – Vote.Third prize was shared by Leslie Obier from Northumberland Middle School and Hudson Maiorana from Hamilton Holmes Middle School in King and Queen County. Both displayed a superhero with a red white and blue theme, again with the common message to vote. All winners received cash prizes.Each student who participated in the project will be given a pledge card to sign. 

Indivisible will pass out pledge cards to any parent, groups, or events that may be interested in sharing these cards with their young people. Those interested in getting cards can make contact with Diana Jamison at 804-761-3991.-

Photo is of Ravin Abagail Hottinger

Mari Bonomi-Media Contact Rappahannock Indivisible—We the People 

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