State Senator Karen McConnaughay thanks all the students who participated in her 2017 5th grade art contest. The Senator offered her sincere congratulations to these young artists residing in the 33rd Senate District.
“Art is essential to children’s educational development,” said Senator McConnaughay. “Studies show that art education helps improve academic performance and student access. Not only does art education assist in creative problem solving, but it is an important part of a well-rounded education that children benefit from well into their future. I’d like to thank the dedicated teachers and administrators within the 33rd district who worked with us on this wonderful program.”
The 2017 contest winners include:
Century Oaks: Elizabeth P., Nicholas F.
Cambridge Lakes Charter: Sophia I., Zaynab Q.
Conley Elementary: Logan Y., Isabella W.
Corron Elementary: Alex S., Julianna K.
Leggee Elementary: Kaitlyn P., Ava M.
Martin Elementary: Samantha C.
St. Patrick Catholic Elementary: Annabelle H., Nathan A.
Contest winners were selected by a panel of judges with a combined 58 years of experience specializing in elementary art education.
The student’s artwork will be displayed April 3rd through April 7th in the Illinois Capitol Rotunda.