Student Art Contest Winners Featured at District Office and in School’s Calendar
Each February, Horizon Charter Schools Education Foundation (HCSEF) sponsors a student art contest. Now in its fourth year, the contest is open to all TK-12th grade Horizon Charter Schools (HCS) and Lincoln Montessori students.
To enter, students use their imaginations to create an original piece of art. The art has to be made entirely by the student — no tracing, copying or help from others allowed. Students must draw or paint their original art by hand on poster board, paper or canvas. Children may create their masterpieces using oil, watercolors, pastels, acrylics, pencils or crayons, but no digital artwork may be submitted. Above all, students should have fun!
Student Art Contest Themes
The HCSEF Student Art Contest Committee chooses two themes prior to the start of the contest each year. Therefore, students must be sure to incorporate one of the contest’s themes in their original artwork.
This year’s themes were:
- Fantasy Creatures
- Dream Landscapes
Past themes included:
- Who is Your Super Hero?
- Once Upon A Time…
- Welcome to the Circus
- Welcome to the Future
Awards, Prizes and Recognition
Entries are divided into categories by grade: TK-1st, 2nd-3rd, 4th-6th, 7th-9th and 10th-12th. The Student Art Contest Committee reviews all entries, then chooses first, second and third place and honorable mention winners within each category. Horizon’s superintendent also chooses a favorite image, with the child receiving the Superintendent’s Award.
Thanks to the generosity of Horizon’s Foundation, winners receive prizes in each age group:
- First Place: $40 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
- Second Place: $30 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
- Third Place: $20 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
- Honorable Mention: $10 Barnes & Noble Gift Card
Additionally, each student that enters the competition receives a certificate of participation.
Once submitted, Horizon proudly displays all Student Art Contest entries along the halls of the district office in Lincoln. The original drawings and paintings are grouped by year and grade category. It’s fun to walk through the building and see the amazing artwork produced by Horizon students over the years!
Student Art Calendar
In addition to highlighting the students at the district office, Horizon’s annual Student Art Calendar showcases select winners from each category. The calendar also features a year-at-a-glance calendar, import dates to remember (like LP dates, school closures, etc.) and events.
Published each August, supervising teachers (ST) typically deliver the Student Art Calendar, student planners and other supplemental materials to their families. However, with in-person meetings temporarily halted to help stop the spread of COVID-19, HCS is shipping these resources to families who request them. If you are a current Horizon Charter Schools or Lincoln Montessori family and have not received your Student Art Calendar or student planner, please contact your ST or Lincoln Montessori teacher or order online https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfsneb2lreuGclVldrVdRHchzzQM0NhMU934AJjTZ-Bdptghg/viewform.
Horizon Charter Schools’ Student Art Calendar and student planners are free for all Horizon and Lincoln Montessori families while supplies last.
The 2020 Student Art Contest Winners
Transitional Kindergarten – First Grade Winners
First Place: Scotland K., kindergarten (Cindy Wilkinson, HCS supervising teacher)
Second Place: Hadley R., kindergarten (Traci Roth, HCS supervising teacher)
Third Place: Elaylah E., kindergarten (Kathleen Lauten, HCS supervising teacher)
Honorable Mention: Gunner H., first grade (Michaela Shull, HCS supervising teacher)
Second – Third Grade Winners
First Place: Isabella I., third grade (Leslie Bellini, HCS supervising teacher)
Second Place: Madison B., second grade (Leslie Bellini, HCS supervising teacher)
Third Place: Ethan E., third grade (Kathleen Lauten, HCS supervising teacher)
Honorable Mention: Emilio H., third grade (Becky Nugen, HCS supervising teacher)
Fourth – Sixth Grade Winners
First Place: Bella B., fifth grade (Samantha Chapman, HCS supervising teacher)
Second Place: Kaylie S., sixth grade (Shanti Jelinek, Lincoln Montessori teacher)
Third Place: Aidan M., sixth grade (Shannon Penders, HCS supervising teacher)
Honorable Mention: Morgan F., sixth grade (Traci Roth, HCS supervising teacher)
Seventh – Nineth Grade Winners
First Place: Shanice M., eighth grade (Bonni Sorber, HCS supervising teacher)
Second Place: Scarlett C., seventh grade (Seanne Moulton, HCS supervising teacher)
Third Place: Theanna M., seventh grade (Shannon Penders, HCS supervising teacher)
Honorable Mention: Amelie E., seventh grade (Michelle Garcia, HCS supervising teacher)
Tenth – Twelfth Grade Winners
First Place: Mackenzie C., twelfth grade (Pamela Anderson, HCS supervising teacher)
Second Place: Audrey L., tenth grade (Cynthia Davidson, HCS supervising teacher)
Third Place: Elliahna K., tenth grade (Judith Hawkins, HCS supervising teacher)
Honorable Mention: Naomi R., eleventh grade (Lori Pinkney, HCS supervising teacher)
About the Horizon Charter Schools Education Foundation
A non-profit corporation dedicated to raising money to benefit Horizon Charter Schools students, the HCSEF helps give Horizon students the opportunity to pursue academic achievement. As a result, students become more productive and responsible citizens.
The HCSEF supports activities, programs and events including:
- Awarding college scholarships to graduating seniors
- Providing funds, awards and assistance at school events and programs
- Participating in school events
- Coordinating the HCS Sunshine Committee
- Administering fundraisers
- Purchasing and selling school spirit swag
100% of all contributions go directly to support Horizon’s students. To donate, contact an HCSEF member or email HCSEFoundation@hcs.k12.ca.us. For more information or to join the Horizon Charter Schools Education Foundation, please visit www.HorizonCharterSchools.org/Foundation.