SCE stu­dent wins nam­ing con­test

Walker County Messenger - - Sports -

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.

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