Each year during the holiday season, Odyssey Charter School students create artwork and compete to have their art featured on Odyssey’s annual Christmas card.
Several artists are selected from the samples submitted as part of their art classes, according to a press release from the school. Odyssey then creates a Christmas card, which is mailed out to parents and local supporters of the school. Students are also able to send cards to whomever they choose.
“Our Christmas cards have been mailed to soldiers in the Middle East, healthcare workers, police officers, government officials, UNICEF representatives, presidents and surgeons on mercy ships all over the world,” stated Principal Scot Hooper in the release.
“You will find an Odyssey Charter School Christmas card on the desk of the state superintendent of schools in Georgia as well as in the governor’s office,” Hooper added.
This year’s winners, whose art will be featured on the Christmas cards, are kindergartner Lorra Gutjahr and third grader Brianna Slade. Their art was selected by the administration of
Odyssey to represent the school in this annual holiday tradition, according to the release.
“Please join us in a celebration of understanding and unilateral acceptance of all children and all people across the globe during this holiday season,” Hooper said. “Help our children learn to be a global community and a responsible citizen of the world.”