The City of Barrie welcomed entries from youth sharing why they love Barrie. The I Love Barrie contest was open to all elementary-aged children from Feb. 1 to 22.
Students from 20 elementary schools across the city submitted artwork and essays.
“We received many insightful essays and heart-warming artwork pieces for the I Love Barrie contest,” said Ward 10 Councillor Mike McCann. “It’s so inspiring to see how engaged our youth are and how much they love our city. I want to thank everyone who took the time to submit a contest entry.”
The I Love Barrie contest winners are:
Primary (Kindergarten to Grade 3): Carol Gao, Grade 2, Hewitt’s Creek Public School
Junior (Grade 4 to 6): Sanjit Narasimhan, Grade 4, Ferndale Woods Elementary School
Intermediate (Grade 7 and 8): Evan Hutt, Grade 7, The Good Shepherd Catholic School
Honourable Mention: Lillianne Forest, Kindergarten, École élémentaire La Source
The top three winners have their submissions published on barrie.ca. They will also showcase their artwork or read their essay at the Barrie Council meeting on March 25. The Honourable Mention winner receives an I Love Barrie prize pack.
The winning entries can be viewed on the City’s website.
Photo: This year’s I Love Barrie contest honourable mention went to kindergarten Lillianne Forest from École élémentaire La Source.