Heard elementary student wins honorable mention in 2016 student design contest

MAW 2016 Honorable Mention Davis

ATLANTA, Ga. – Breanna Davis, a fourth grader at Savannah’s Heard Elementary School, won honorable mention in the 2016 Manufacturing Appreciation Week (MAW) student design contest in the kindergarten through fifth grade category. She received a $50 scholarship check presented by Gov. Nathan Deal at the MAW awards luncheon held on April 21 at the Georgia International Convention Center in Atlanta.

“My art teacher Mr. Sanchez in Savannah is the one who inspired me to enter this competition, and I feel really great about winning, because it’s my first competition,” said Davis at the luncheon.

Students from around the state submitted design entries featuring Georgia manufacturers and their products.

The MAW Student Design Contest is held annually in conjunction with Manufacturers’ Appreciation Week and is designed to promote awareness of the important role manufacturing plays in the economy of the State of Georgia for elementary to high school students statewide. Co-hosted by the Technical College System of Georgia and the Georgia Department of Economic Development, MAW brings attention to this significant component of Georgia’s economy. According to Gov. Nathan Deal’s proclamation declaring Manufacturing Appreciation Week, nearly 9,456 manufacturing facilities are located in Georgia, and they provide 364,724 jobs, generating nearly $20.1 billion in wages for Georgia’s citizens and contributing more than $100 billion to the state’s economy each year. This is the 22nd year celebrating Manufacturing Appreciation Week in Georgia.


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