"I believe in actively encouraging education and supporting schools as a rule, and I feel that it is especially important during these times of declining tax revenues and shrinking budgets," said Moulton. "It was my intent to motivate the students to creatively express their feelings for their mothers or other strong female role models, as well as reward the teachers and the individual schools where the winners attend."
The contest was open to all K-5 students in the three major Triangle school districts: Durham, Orange, and Wake, as well as New Hanover County with a prize offered in each of the four counties. No entries were received from Durham or New Hanover Counties.
About the Judges
Reese Pierceall is Lead Instructor for Communications in the Fine Arts Dept at Wake Technical Community College. Ms. Pierceall teaches many communications courses and serves as mentor for other instructors in the department.
Vallonda Calloway is the host of NBC-17's My Carolina Today. She is also familiar to Triangle audiences from her career as reporter and anchor at WRAL.
Melody Butts is the Education reporter for the Durham Herald-Sun newspaper. Her primary focus is stories related to K-12 education in the Triangle.
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