Employees at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo
District, celebrated African American History Month by hosting an Art Contest
for class of 5th Graders at Spruce Elementary School in North Tonawanda, New
The students learned about the Underground Railroad in conjunction with
the announcement of the Art Contest, and were asked to focus their artwork on
that topic. The artwork was scanned and placed on an Intranet site for
employees in New York and Ohio to vote for their favorites.
It was a close contest, but in the end the winner was
Miss Amelia Blake.
All participants received a certificate of appreciation
from LTC Karl D. Jansen for their participation, and the winning piece of
artwork was framed and returned to the artist. All children in the class
received an African American Month Activity Book, USACE Water Safety Activity
Book, and a water safety flying ring.