With her idea to address the needs of foster children in her community, middle school student Lauren Anderson, has won the grand prize of this year’s Love’s Creative SPARKS! Award. Anderson, of Oklahoma Bible Academy in Enid, created an organization known as “Foster Feet” whose goal is to raise awareness and collect shoes for foster children. That idea was rewarded with a $1000 for her and $1500 for her school to keep her initiative going.

Seven cash prizes are awarded to the school and students selected to encourage implementation of the student’s ideas.

Students receiving $250 for the students and $1000 for their schools include:

Elementary School Level Awards:

  • Channing Hill & Joanna Stewart from Clergen Elementary (Edmond)

  • Tynan Witt, Jude Davis, and Jacqueline Stovall from Piedmont Intermediate (Piedmont)

Middle School Level Awards:

  • Samantha Power and Chloe Mcspadden from Crossings Christian School (Oklahoma City)

  • Olivia Keyser from Oakdale School (Edmond),

High School Level Awards:

  • Emily Jewell, Zowie Badgett, Logan Robson and Masion Farmer, from Dickson School (Ardmore)

Student ideas were wide ranging. They included creating a community garden,  a science day for a refugee school, a book donation to an economically disadvantaged school and a community photography contest.

More information about Love’s Creative SPARKS! And other Creative Oklahoma programs can be found at www.stateofcreativity.com.