St. Ed’s student’s ‘I Voted’ sticker wins contest

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY – St. Edward’s School student William Johnson has won the Indian River County Supervisor of Elections Office inaugural “I Voted” sticker contest. The winning design will be printed on stickers and will serve as the official “I Voted” sticker, which will be distributed to thousands of voters over the next two years.

The contest was hosted by the Indian River County Supervisor of Elections Office, in partnership with the Cultural Council of Indian River County and Vero Beach Museum of Art.

Students from six different schools submitted 37 designs to be considered for Indian River County’s official “I Voted” sticker during the 2017-2018 election cycle.

Contest judges Leslie Swan, the Indian River County Supervisor of Elections, Donna Lindsay, Board Secretary for the Cultural Council and Danielle Johnson, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art named Johnson the winner.  As such, Johnson will receive a $50 gift card to Michaels from the Indian River County Supervisor of Elections Office, a Family Membership to the Vero Beach Museum of Art, and an Artist Membership to the Cultural Council of Indian River County.

The winning design, along with designs submitted by runners up Lauren Weaver, of Master’s Academy, and Kathleen Kachaylo, of Vero Beach High School, will be on display at the Vero Beach Museum of Art, in the Eggert Children’s Gallery, from Oct.  9 through Nov. 7.

The purpose of the contest was to engage local high school and college students in the electoral process. Whether worn as a badge of pride or as a reminder to others to vote, or to honor those who paved the way so that all citizens would have an equal opportunity to vote, “I Voted” stickers are an uplifting, nonpartisan element of the elections process.

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