In April, Wheeling Auto Center hosted its 10th annual Art Contest for local schoolchildren, featuring the theme "What Would a Monster Drive?" The contest was enthusiastically received -- 391 entries were submitted by students in grades K-8, from seven schools. Judging was conducted by Wheeling Auto Center and its marketing agency, Pepper Group.
All winning artwork has been professionally framed and will be displayed in the Wheeling Auto Center reception area for one year. Winners received $100 prizes and all participants received a $5 Oberweis gift card. Awards were presented May 29, at Wheeling Auto Center, 2430 Hintz Road, Arlington Heights.
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10th annual Art Contest Winners are:
• Best in Show: Annelise Dreyer, first grade, J.W. Riley Elementary School
• Kindergarten: Sebastian Palikot, J.W. Riley Elementary School
• First grade: Angel Marquez, Booth Tarkington Elementary School
• Second grade: Toby Wachter, Mark Twain Elementary School
• Third grade Nicole Elizabeth Furman, Booth Tarkington Elementary School
• Fourth grade: Angelina Craig, Edgar Allan Poe Elementary School
• Fifth grade: Paige Butler, Booth Tarkington Elementary School
• Seventh grade: Jacob Zamora, Jack London Middle School
• Eighth grade: Mariana Montoya, Jack London Middle School
• Honorable mention: Tania Huerta, fourth grade, Eugene Field Elementary School
Wheeling Auto Center believes in serving the community where it conducts business. The company supports local schools through the art contest and is involved with the Bumper to Bumper Charity Car Repair Campaign. Additionally, the business raises funds for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and Clearbrook Center each year by donating proceeds from oil changes. Details are posted at www.wheelingautocenter.com.
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