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Transportation Company sponsors art contest for Sims students
A transportation broker, BAT Logistics specializes in lining up trucks and trains to move freight across the country and to Canada. But leave it to a group of elementary school students to imagine much more intriguing ways to travel.
#"They came up with some really cool stuff," said Sims Elementary School art teacher Luci Roberts.
#Nine winners in the school-wide contest won transportation-
#"I think it's wonderful that the company is willing to do this for the students," said Roberts. "We're a Title I school and a lot of our students would never get presents like this if it hadn't been for the company."
#BAT Logistics Southeast region marketing and sales representative Cindy Moreno, who is also the parent of a Sims first-grader, conceived of the idea for the contest.
#Each holiday season, the company adopts needy families in Nebraska, where the corporate office is located, and Moreno felt compelled to organize a similar effort in the Atlanta area.
#"The whole point is to help families who don't have much," said Moreno.
#Roberts said about 50 children participated in the contest. The five-year veteran educator used the competition as a teaching tool and required students to follow certain guidelines related to color theory in their drawings.
#Roberts said the prizes for the art contest surprised her students and even moved one parent to tears.
#"I'm just touched by the company's generosity,"
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Backhaul and Track Logistics d/b/a BAT Logistics provides transportation solutions to the shipping community. Our core strength is full truckload services in dry, refrigerated, flat bed, partial, air and ocean commodities.