Elyas Dezendorf Wins 2019 Hunger Walk Logo Contest

Aspen Elementary School 6th grader Elyas Dezendorf wins the 2019 Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot Logo Contest. Courtesy photo
The winning logo for the 2019 Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot created by Aspen Elementary School 6th grader Elyas Dezendorf. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot

The winner of the 2019 Los Alamos CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot Logo Contest has been announced.

Elyas Dezendorf, a 6th grader at Aspen Elementary School, won the honor of having his design printed on the front of hundreds of CROP Walk t-shirts this year. Dezendorf’s winning entry puts running shoes on a CROP Walk participant who just happens to be a happy turkey.

Dezendorf recently moved to Los Alamos from Baton Rouge, La., where he participated in annual food drives at his school, providing food for those less fortunate. Dezendorf said he recognizes that millions of people in the world go hungry, and he is thankful that he has the opportunity to make a difference locally. He is active in Boy Scout Troop 122 and plays Minecraft in his spare time.

The runners up in the logo context are Amelia Dolejsi (4th Grade) second place; Jackson Safarik (6th Grade) third place; and Sammy Carroll (5th Grade) in fourth place. Congratulations to all these young artists.

The local CROP Hunger Walk and Turkey Trot is Sunday, Nov. 24. The event is open to walkers and runners willing to raise funds to “Help STOP Hunger”.

Every participant will get a t-shirt with Dezendorf’s logo on it. Any funds not submitted online, are turned in at the registration desk, which opens at 1 p.m. at Los Alamos Middle School. At 2 p.m., the runners and walkers are lined up in the parking lot and waiting for the starting gun. Two routes are offered; the longest runs 2.57 miles, leaving the middle school along San Ildefonso Road, going through the stables, and heading back toward the middle school via the Posse Lodge. The shorter route leaves out the stables.

For more information about the walk, to donate, or to register online, go to https://www.crophungerwalk.org and find the Los Alamos Walk. Sign up or submit a donation there. See you on Nov. 24 at the Hunger Walk!