Holiday Joy and the Joy of Holiday-themed Art

Contest Celebrates Holiday Joy and the Joy of Holiday-themed Student Art
Posted on 12/20/2019
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With her mixed-media representation of a car filled with presents, fifth grade student Katerina Wright won first place in the Chula Vista Elementary School District’s 2019 holiday greeting card competition. Katerina is a student at Arroyo Vista Charter School. Area schools selected student artwork to advance to the District competition. Judging of the school entries by District staff and community members helped select the top three finishers.

In addition to Katerina, Leanne Balangan, a fourth grade student at Wolf Canyon Elementary, and Leona Eva Martinez, a sixth grade student at Hilltop Drive Elementary, took second and third place respectively.

The competition helps generate community goodwill and appreciation of student artwork through cards designed and created by students. Katerina’s depiction of “Joy to the World” will grace the cover of the District holiday card distributed electronically to more than 27,000 households. In addition, approximately 150 printed cards are being mailed to community leaders, and District partners.

California Coast Credit Union and Copy Link are the event sponsors.

Katerina received a $100 cash prize. The winning entries are on display in the lobby of the California Coast Credit Union branch in the Terra Nova Plaza Shopping Center, 386 East H St, Suite 213.

“There was a strong group of entries this year,” said Superintendent Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D. “Congratulations to each of our top three entries, as well as to each student who participated. It is incredible to see such colorful, joyful representations of the holidays and holiday spirit through the eyes of our students. They did an amazing job.”

The Board of Education recognized each of the winners at its December 18 meeting.


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