Covenant student Courtney Cobb designs TroyFest shirt

Published 8:00 pm Thursday, March 8, 2018

Covenant Christian School third-grader Courtney Cobb turned a lemon into lemonade.

On Thursday, her lemon T-shirt design was named the winner of the 2018 TroyFest T-shirt Design competition and, the announcement left Courtney jumping for joy.

Courtney Cobb reacts to the news that her design has been selected as the t-shirt for the 2018 TroyFest.

Catherine Jordan, TroyFest committee member, surprised Courtney in her classroom at Covenant Christian and, Courtney could not believe her ears when Jordan called her name.

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“I won? I’m so excited. I won?” an excited Courtney said covering her ears in almost disbelief.

Jordan said the annual TroyFest Design contest is open to all local schools and is judged by an impartial artist.  She told Courtney that her lemon design for the 2018 TroyFest T-shirts had been chosen from more than 500 entries.

“Your design just stood out. It is perfect for promoting TroyFest, not just here at home but all around the world,” Jordan said. “We are a T-shirt town and we are travelers. You never know where your design will pop up.”

Courtney said she loves the lemonade that is a mainstay at TroyFest so she chose a lemon for her design.

“I like the lemonade and my brother, Christian, made me some lemonade one time,” she said, in sharing with her brother a bit of credit for the award-winning lemon design.

Jordan said Courtney will receive the first 2018 TroyFest T-shirt that comes off the press and also TroyFest bucks to spend at TroyFest in downtown Troy the last weekend in April

Courtney’s art teacher, Kristy Drinkwater will receive $100 to purchase art supplies for Covenant Christian School.

“So everybody at Covenant Christian School is a winner,” Jordan said. “We congratulate you all.”

Drinkwater said Courtney is a good art student and enjoys all of the art activities.

“We are all proud of Courtney as the winner of the 2018 TroyFest T-shirt Design competition and want to thank the TroyFest committee for the $100 for us to use to buy art supplies.”

Courtney is a good art student and said she will wear her TroyFest T-shirt proudly.

She has hopes of buying a pig for the 4-H Pig Pen project. Who knows? Courtney might be wearing the TroyFest lemon-designed T when she shows her pig in the 4-H competition in the fall.

The Annual TroyFest T-shirt Design competition is sponsored by the City of Troy and the Troy Arts Council with support from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.