SCE student wins naming contest
In May of this year, a 12-foot glass mosaic sculpted by Chuck Peters was unveiled in front of the Rossville Public Library. The only problem? It didn’t have a name.
“With permission from the artist, we waited to select a name. We wanted the name to come from the community itself, so that the sculpture would truly represent Rossville,” says Lecia Eubanks, library director.
Over the past three months, the library has been accepting names for the sculpture from children and adults around Rossville.
On Friday, Sept. 15, the library announced the winning entry: “Ways to Imagination.” The name was suggested by Stone Creek Elementary School student, Aliyah Millet.
“We thought the name really captured the essence of what the library can be for the community. With books, robotic kits, programming and more — we really are a way to imagination,” says Branch Services Librarian, Chelsea Kovalevskiy. “But more than that, ‘Ways to Imagination’ captures the path that Rossville is currently on. With imagination and perseverance, Rossville is reinventing itself.”
The sculpture was paid for in part through a Vibrant Communities Grant from Georgia Council for the Arts, through appropriations from Georgia General Assembly. GCA is a Partner Agency of the National Endowment of the Arts. Grant funds were matched with a generous donation from the Rossville Memorial Center Foundation.