Pleasant Home School students design pumpkins

Published 2:37 pm Friday, October 29, 2021

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With Halloween almost here, students at Pleasant Home got a head start on the holiday with a pumpkin contest Tuesday.

“It has been a long-standing fundraiser. FCCLA was in charge of it this year,” Family and Consumer Science Teacher Christin Harrington said. “Students had about five days to complete their pumpkins. They were made to raise money for FCCLA, which has big plans to compete at state this year.”’

6th grader Dalton Holloway won first place in his division.

Harrington said it is a fun activity for the students because they get to be very creative. “The only stipulations they have are that they need to be created with as little help from a parent as possible, and they cannot puncture the pumpkin in any way.”

The contest has been a staple at PHS for numerous years. “We hope to continue doing it for as long as possible,” Harrington said.

Winners were chosen in four divisions: Pre-K-Kindergarten, 1st-3rd grade, 4th-6th grade, and 9th-12th grade.

In the Pre-K-Kindergarten division, Bryan Newby was first followed by Maddie Jackson in second and Jayden Jeffries in third.

K-4 student Maddie Jackson earned second place in her division.

In the 1st-3rd grade division, Avery Lassiter was first while Charlotte Dozier came in second, and Avery Garner was third.

In the 4th-6th grade division, Dalton Holloway finished first. Kali Rae Dozier took second, and Caliana Bush earned third.

In the 9th-12th grade division, Kayden Weaver finished first. Kayla Bradley was second, and Ivy Youngblood earned third.

For more information e-mail or call Pleasant Home School at 334-222-1315.

“Students love the pumpkin contest and work really hard to create amazing pumpkins. I know it is something they look forward to every year. We also enjoy having them on display,” Harrington said.