(Harbin Clinic media release):

Harbin Clinic, in partnership with Rome Mural CoLab and the YMCA of Rome and Floyd County, is proud to announce the winners of the CARE Mural art competition. Students throughout Rome and Floyd County were invited to submit artwork using health and vitality as inspiration. The project’s goal is to foster important and inclusive conversations about health and wellness through artistic expression. Led by Rome Mural CoLab owners Ellie Borromeo and Xaivier Ringer, a panel of judges chose 20 winners from more than 1000 inspiring entries.

The CARE Mural Art Contest winners are:

Allie Grace Dempsey, Armuchee Elementary

Samantha Everett, Armuchee Elementary

Payton Grimes, Armuchee Elementary

Chloe Hakala, Armuchee High School

Ivey O’Neal, Armuchee High School

Cori Wagner, Armuchee High School

Addie Kate Cox, Darlington School

Diana Romero, Elm Street Elementary

Katie Tang, Elm Street Elementary

Ghenesis Whitker, Elm Street Elementary

Luis Garcia, Garden Lakes Elementary

Victoria Pizano, Garden Lakes Elementary

Baylee Shaffer, Garden Lakes Elementary

Ezra Bledsoe, Glenwood Primary

Greta Garrett, Johnson Elementary

Jacob Hullander, Johnson Elementary

Caedmon Burnett, Pepperell Middle

Joe Falcitelli, Unity Christian School

Sara Lopez, Unity Christian School

Kennedy Rayburn, Unity Christian School

We were very pleased with the number of submissions, the details, and the skill shown in the artwork,” says Xaivier Ringer and Ellie Borromeo, owners of Rome Mural CoLab. “It was not easy to narrow it down, as we were inspired by all of the pieces and enjoyed the unique perspectives. We salute all the participants for a job well done.”

Serving as inspiration, the winners’ artwork will adorn the walls of the YMCA basketball gym and will be a motivating and energizing backdrop for athletes for years to come.

To engage the community in this exciting mural, join Rome Mural CoLab, Harbin Clinic and the Y on the following dates to participate in the community paint days.

Tuesday, July 6: 1-4 pm

Saturday, July 10: 11 am-1:30 pm

Tuesday, July 13: 1-4 pm

Thursday, July 15: 1-4 pm

Thursday, July 22: 1-4 pm

Saturday, July 24: 11 am-1:30 pm

Tuesday, July 27: 11 am-1:30 pm

Saturday, July 31: 11 am-1:30 pm

For more information and to register for the community paint days, visit