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Local Student's Artwork Chosen

Reidland Middle School sixth grader Zach McLeods patch has been selected for the front cover of the Challenger Learning Center at Paducahs 2013 holiday card.Reidland Middle School sixth grader Zach McLeod created the patch that has been chosen to be on the front cover of the Challenger Learning Center at Paducahs 2013 holiday card.

McLeod created the patch last school year at Reidland Elementary School while preparing for his class trip to fly a simulated space mission to rendezvous with a comet at the center. Zachs patch features a space shuttle heading out of Earths atmosphere in search of a comet and its a great representation of the comet mission, said Mellisa Duncan, center director.

The holiday cards are sent to the contributors and patrons of the Challenger Learning Center including teachers, superintendents, legislators, campers, board members and donors. A card is even sent to the White House said Duncan. However, this years card will be a little late! Everyone gets so many holiday cards that we decided to send Happy New Year cards instead, said Duncan.

The center also chooses eleven other patches to include it its annual calendar. The schools and students represented in the calendar include:

January- Lakyn Bachuss, Lone Oak Middle School
February- Ann Taylor, Murray Middle School
March- Shaina Magness, Wingo Elementary, Graves County
April- Johnathon Kirkpatrick, Lone Oak Elementary
May- Khalil Griffin, Ballard Middle School
June- Breanna Patterson, Murray Middle School
July- Taely Freeman, Caldwell Middle School
August- Zach McLeod, Reidland Elementary
September- Olivia Heath, Lowes Elementary, Graves County
October- Kaylynn Campbell, Hailey Stafford, Robbie Edmonds, South Livingston Elementary
November- Emma Humphreys, Jackson Christian School, Tennessee
December- Kristen Mickeletto, Southwest Calloway Elementary

This is the sixth year we have produced a calendar and we are very proud to be able to showcase our students artwork in such a useable format for all to see, said Duncan.

The Challenger Learning Center at Paducah is located on the campus of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. For more information about the center please visit