The Okaloosa County Tax Collector, in partnership with the Okaloosa County School District, is pleased to announce the results of the recent Kids Tag Art fundraiser and art contest. Tax Collector Ben Anderson says, “The Kids Tag Art program has raised $9,091.00 for participating elementary schools at a time when money for art curriculum is hard to find! The Kids Tag Art program is a two-fold program. First, it encourages 5th graders to design and create their own vehicle specialty plate. Next, it is a one-of-a-kind art contest and recognition program where two 5th grade students from each participating school are selected as Award of Distinction Winners.” At a recent School Board meeting Anderson recognized the contest winners and their Principals, along with their Art Teachers. “We were delighted to partner with Superintendent Mary Beth Jackson in offering this fundraising opportunity to the elementary schools. We were very fortunate to have the support of our sponsors as well and would like to thank Okaloosa Gas, the Florida Heart Research Institute, GCOP and Chick Fil A on Beal Parkway.” The Tax Collector’s Choice award went to Shalimar Elementary 5th grader, Cheyann Henry-Houston. Anderson and Cheyann placed her winning tag on his vehicle. Anderson said he will have her tag on his vehicle until another winner is announced next year. Award of Distinction winning tags are available for sale to the public at: www.OkaloosaTax.com. Proceeds from public sales go to the Okaloosa Public Schools Foundation and will be evenly divided among participating schools.