Take Ten T-Shirt Art, Slogan and Creative Writing Competition
Students are given the opportunity to design a Take Ten T-shirt or write a poem, short story, or essay about Take Ten and the impact that it has had on their school. A winning entry is chosen from each category and those are presented at the annual Take Ten Festival, held on Thursday, April 30, 2015. The overall winning artwork then becomes the design for that year’s new Take Ten T-shirt, which is sponsored by Notre Dame Federal Credit Union.
Take Ten Festival
All students in grades 3-8, together with their teachers and Take Ten volunteers, who participated in Take Ten during the year, are invited to the festival. The festival is held on Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 3-5 p.m. at the Stepan Center at the University of Notre Dame. All the students wear their new Take Ten T-shirts and participate in an afternoon filled with games, food, entertainment (Notre Dame’s First Class Steppers are the favorite!) and often a city representative such as the Mayor, the Superintendent of Schools, or Chief of Police addresses the children about the important steps they are taking toward non-violence.
Fall 2014 Take Ten Poster Competition
Children in participating schools and community locations create and design Take Ten posters. A winning poster is chosen from each site. Each poster has the name, school, and grade of the child who designed it on the back. The winning entries are then distributed to each child and teacher at the participating school or other location. Take Ten also holds an awards ceremony at the Robinson Community Learning Center to recognize all the winners and enjoy a time of food, entertainment and socializing.
Winners for the Fall 2014 Poster Competition:
Dylan Bybee, Adams High School
Treylen Criglear, Boys and Girls Club of St. Joseph County
Te Auna Denson, Brown Intermediate Center
Grace Smith, Clay High School
Daniela Ruiz Robles, Coquillard Traditional School
Raigan Taylor-Manges, El Campito
K.T., Jefferson Intermediate Traditional School
Riley Morris, Jefferson Intermediate Traditional School
Eden Zetina, LaSalle Intermediate Academy
Serenity Cross, Madison Primary Center
Tattyana Brown, Marshall Intermediate Center
Merilyn Cruz-Rivera, McKinley Primary Center
Kayla Poole, Navarre Intermediate Center
Faris Garcia Colon, Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture
Teariny Rider, Nuner Primary Center
Nyisha Gindelberger, Perley Primary Fine Arts Academy
Shauna Clay, Robinson Community Learning Center
Annual Volunteer Appreciation Holiday Party
The Take Ten Team hosts an appreciation dinner for all of our volunteers. Thank you for your wonderful service!