Zak Zumbo, a 9th-grader from l, was awarded a $500 Visa gift card and earned $500 for the technology department with his winning design for Halloween King, a Halloween store opening in in September.
Swim King ran the contest among nine local schools and had over 100 entries. Zumbo's teacher, Linda Blasko, was awarded the $500 check for her department. The contest began in January and concluded May 18. All students who submitted an entry will be awarded a $20 gift certificate to the Halloween Store, according to Beth Pranzo of Swim King.
"It was a 'real life' learning situation for the students to see their talents applied to a working business," Pranzo said. "The student, the school's tech department and our business all benefitted."
The pool retail store will continue to operate in the pool display room and design room while the Halloween King will take over the retail at the front for the two months. The retail store will return to its original place in the front after the Halloween season.