Des Plaines School District 62 President Brenda Murphy awarded first place to Ashton Smith, Chippewa Middle School, in the 2011 District 62 Winter Card Design Contest.
Smith, an eighth-grade student, designed a card featuring wolves in a wintry forest. The Des Plaines Arts Council judged 42 entries on grade appropriate execution, originality, and creativity.
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The winning design is featured on the 2011 card that the district distributes during the holiday season. All entries will be displayed from Dec. 2-Jan. 9, at the Des Plaines Public Library. Each artist will receive a participation certificate.
Second- and third-place winners were also honored by the board of education. They are: second place: Emily Kulaga, Central Elementary School, second grade; and third place: Emily Utt, Chippewa Middle School, sixth grade; Julie Choi, Cumberland Elementary School, fifth grade; Elizabeth Jaurigue, Algonquin Middle School, seventh grade; and Natalie Trytko, Chippewa Middle School, sixth grade
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