On Friday, April 23, 2017, several KDA staff members were in attendance for an all-school assembly at Holy Spirit Catholic School in Goddard, KS (just outside of Wichita).
The KDA presented Renee Bowmaker's third grade class with the first place prize for their winning Children’s Dental Health Month Class Project Contest entry, “Third Grade Using Disclosing Tablets." (watch now)
Dr. Sara Meng, who practices dentistry in Wichita, also attended the awards presentation to show her support. Dr. Meng has served as the Wichita District Chairperson for the KDA’s Council on Children’s Dental Health for over 5 years.
At 3 P.M., students, teachers, staff members, and parents filled the school cafeteria. First, the presentation was displayed on the projector for the audience to view.
“If you're happy and you know it, show your smile!” many third grade students sang and clapped in unison as the project was presented.
Cheers and applause then echoed through out the cafeteria as students of all ages congratulated the third graders on a job well done.
Niki Sadler, KDA Operations Coordinator, thanked the Holy Spirit students and faculty for their hard work in creating the project and promoting good dental health.
Sadler then awarded Ms. Bowmaker with a commemorative plaque from the KDA to honor the students’ outstanding work, as well as a $500 Visa gift card to be used on classroom activities or supplies.
Ms. Bowmaker has participated in the Class Project Contest since its inception in 2014, but this was the first year her class had won the top prize. She announced that her class planned to use part of the prize money for a field trip to the Old Cowtown Museum in Wichita.
The third grade students at Holy Spirit Catholic School demonstrated outstanding creativity and truly made learning about dental health fun, which is what the KDA’s Class Project Contest is all about!
Learn more about how the KDA celebrates National Children's Dental Health Month at ksdental.org/NCDHM.