Tyler Ferrell, an 11-year-old 5th grade student at Jessie Mae Monroe Elementary School can check being a nationally published artist off his to-do list. Ferrell is the winner of the Jump Rope for Heart National Art Contest!
Let's put this award in perspective. Ferrell competed with students from 33,942 schools throughout the United States that are participating in Jump Rope for Heart events! He is first winner in history from the Mid-Atlantic Affiliate, and his design will be printed on 600,000 t-shirts to be worn nationwide!
Even more impressive...Ferrell, his parents, and Theresa Reiter, Jessie Mae Monroe art teacher have been keeping the award secret for over 3 weeks, awaiting the official announcement made last Friday.