GBI honors artist who makes a mark

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Leilani Lyles, a student at Fayetteville Elementary, received a copy of her winning design in the National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest from GBI Office of Public and Governmental Affairs Deputy Director Natalie L. Ammons (right). Her parents, Louis Lyles and Carrie Hodge, were also in attendance.

The winning artwork of Leilani Lyles is now official. Leilani, a student at Fayetteville Elementary, was named the state winner for the 39th Annual National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest, and she was presented a copy of her poster in a special visit.

Leilani was presented with her poster by Natalie L. Ammons, GBI Office of Public and Governmental Affairs Deputy Director. Her parents, Louis Lyles and Carrie Hodge, were also in attendance for the presentation.

As a state winner, Leilani’s design advances to the national judging competition where she could be selected as the national winner.

The National Missing Children’s Day Poster Contest is a nationwide contest open to 5th graders designed to promote awareness among teachers, parents/guardians, and children and engage them in discussions about safety. This year’s theme is “Bringing Our Missing Children Home.”

— Provided by the Fayette County School System.