“Fireworks, Friends & Freedom” has been chosen as the theme for Rotary’s July 4th parade. Imani Oshodi, a first grade student in Erica Layne’s class at Annehurst Elementary School, came up with the winning submission and won $100 and a place of honor in the big 4th of July parade. Imani and her family were the guests of honor at a Rotary Club of Westerville luncheon held on May 5 at Villa Milano.
The Rotary Club of Westerville sponsors the theme contest, which this year drew hundreds of entries from 16 elementary schools in the community. All classrooms with 100% participation in the competition were also entered into a drawing to win a pizza party. That was won by students in Katie Ensell’s third grade classroom at Hawthorne Elementary School.