SEDL National Art Contest Winners

Published in SEDL Letter Volume XX, Number 1, April 2008, Making the Most of Middle School

Lucy Wang, a sixth-grade student from Holmdel, New Jersey, is the grand prize winner in SEDL’s national student art contest. Wang’s colorful drawing, titled “Education Makes a Difference,” was one of 178 entries.

SEDL held the contest to celebrate the organization’s move into a new headquarters facility in Austin, Texas. The contest’s theme was “Education and My Future.”

“This contest reflects SEDL’s emphasis on education as critical to our future as individuals and as a society,” said SEDL President and CEO Wesley A. Hoover. “In our work with schools, communities, and state departments of education we strive for a bright future for all students, and the winning artwork beautifully illustrates that future.”

The artwork of the 13 student winners is on display in SEDL’s new building as well as online at The grand prize winner received an iMac, and the other winners received iPods. Each winner’s school received $100 in commemoration of the student’s achievement.

Grand Prize Winner

art created by Lucy Wang, 6th grade, Holmdel, New Jersey
Education makes a difference, Lucy Wang, 6th grade, Holmdel, New Jersey

Grades PreK-2

Second grader Meagan Killian receives her iPod
Second grader Meagan Killian receives her iPod
art created by Wenyi Ouyang, 2nd grade, Highland Park, New Jersey My stairs to the space
1st place, grades preK–2
Wenyi Ouyang, 2nd grade
Highland Park, New Jersey
art created by Meagan Killian, 2nd grade, Whitehouse, Texas Bright future
2nd place, grades preK–2
Meagan Killian, 2nd grade
Whitehouse, Texas
art created by Andrea Rhea, 2nd grade, Medford, Oklahoma Education is important to farmers
3rd place, grades preK–2
Andrea Rhea, 2nd grade
Medford, Oklahoma

Grades 3-6

art created by Tiffany Guo, 3rd grade, Hillsborough, New Jersey Education is vital to my future
1st place, grades 3–6
Tiffany Guo, 3rd grade
Hillsborough, New Jersey
art created by Mia King, 5th grade, Fairburn, Georgia My hands — with an education my future is in my hands
3rd place, grades 3–6
Mia King, 5th grade
Fairburn, Georgia
art created by Katherine Liu, 4th grade, Saratoga, California Education: It makes my mind view far and fly high
2nd place, grades 3–6
Katherine Liu, 4th grade
Saratoga, California

Grades 7-9

art created by Alicia Feng, 8th grade, West Windsor, New Jersey Open the possibilities
1st place, grades 7–9
Alicia Feng, 8th grade
West Windsor, New Jersey
art created by Grace Li, 7th grade, Monmouth Junction, New Jersey Apple tree screensaver
2nd place, grades 7–9
Grace Li, 7th grade
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
art created by Sean Underwood, 9th grade, Wichita Falls, Texas Our time line of learning
3rd place, grades 7–9
Sean Underwood, 9th grade
Wichita Falls, Texas

Grades 10-12

art created by Athena Xie, 11th grade, Plainsboro, New Jersey Everything we learn today is related to our future
1st place, grades 10–12
Athena Xie, 11th grade
Plainsboro, New Jersey
art created by Katelyn Dacus, 11th grade, Jacksonville, Texas Cogito ergo sum
2nd place, grades 10–12
Katelyn Dacus, 11th grade
Jacksonville, Texas
art created by Arturo Hernandez, 11th grade, Dallas, Texas Thinking ahead
3rd place, grades 10–12
Arturo Hernandez, 11th grade
Dallas, Texas

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