By Precious Suber, News Writer

Mrs. Billie Southard’s Child Development II students recently competed in the Visual Literacy Festival (VLF) Contest.

“We won first place,” Southard, Business Education Teacher, said.

Southard’s class won first place in the finger puppet division. They were later named the Grand Prize winners overall.

According to the Richland School District One website, “Richland One’s Visual Literacy Festival is a collection of individual contests designed to acknowledge the work done by the students and faculty of Richland District One in the areas of non-print media and non-traditional print media.”

Each student received a first-place blue ribbon.

“We made Sesame Street characters,” Southard said.

The Visual Literacy Festival allows students to show their appreciation and understanding of images and videos that help develop and advance thinking, decision making, communication and learning.