What Home Means to Me Poster Contest Winner - 3rd Place High School
"What Home Means to Me Poster Contest"
3rd Place - High School
Alonzo Hall, Jr
Congratulations Alonzo Hall, Jr of Greensboro Housing Authority, YOU are CCHRCO's 3rd Place Winner in the High School Category of it's 2020 "What Home Means to Me Poster Contest". Please join us in congratulating Alonzo Hall, Jr., on this achievement and for a job well done.
"This year What Home Means to Me is trying to get through things you have no control over and to try to stay positive to see the good ahead or at least what you hope for. My life, the lives of my family, and others have been messed up because of the Corona Virus. My 11th grade school year was cut. We had to do online school. My mom has to work. She goes to take care of kids for first responders and leaves us home. Who will take care of our mom if she gets sick? I just want things to get better and for our mom to be home with us. This year I graduate 12th grade. I want to have a normal school year and for my family to celebrate my senior year. My mom, dad, and sisters are already proud of me. I was taught to keep pushing through life when things change so I will push to finish high school and go to college so I can live my dream and have my dream job, car, and house and to keep my mom and three sisters close and safe with me." Alonzo Hall, Jr. Class of 2021
WHAT HOME MEANS TO ME - Poster Contest
The annual "What Home Means to Me" poster contest is part of NAHRO Housing America's campaign to inform the public and decision-makers about the need to meet the country's affordable housing and community development challenges. Posters are first judged at the local level and winners are sent to the next level, Carolinas Council of Housing Redevelopment and Codes Officials (CCHRCO). The winning posters from that round go on to compete at the regional level, through the Southeastern Regional Council of NAHRO. The SERC-NAHRO regional winners are then sent to the national level to be judged. NAHRO then selects 13 winning posters from submissions throughout the United States. Selected posters appear in the "What Homes Means to Me" calendar and the artists receive gift cards as recognition for their efforts.
Contest participation is open to all children in grades K-12 residing in affordable housing assisted directly, supported under community development, or participants in affordable housing programs administered by a NAHRO member authority (i.e., public or Section 8-assisted housing CDBG, HOME, LIHTC).
CCHRCO selects a 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winner for each category:
- Elementary (K to 5th),
- Middle School (6th to 8th) and
- High School (9th to 12th)