In April, we celebrated County Government Week here in Weber County. Government Week is an annual celebration highlighting the importance of local government and recognizing its vital role in serving the community. This particular week allows us to engage with residents, raise awareness about various departments and services the county government offers, and foster a sense of civic pride and local engagement.
During this year’s County Government Week, elected officials visited several Fourth-Grade classes to discuss County Government. They challenged the fourth- grade students to draw what they saw as the “gems” of Weber County. There were a lot of great entries by talented students from several different schools in Weber County, but ultimately, one student named Cohen Hughes won the contest with his fantastic drawing.
As a result of his fine effort and artistry, the officials presented Cohen with an art kit—complete with everything the young artist needs to nurture his talent. Cohen also won $500 in classroom supplies for his homeroom class and his teacher, Ms. Chertudie, to use for her students.
We think you’ll agree that Cohen’s picture perfectly captures how lucky we are to live in such a glorious area and how we are all surrounded by so many incredible things to do!
Congratulations to Cohen and Ms. Chertudie, and thank you to the students who made such beautiful, inspiring art. We look forward to seeing Cohen and his fellow fourth graders thrive as artists! With students like Cohen and the rest of the fourth-grade class, it’s clear that the future of Weber County is bright!