District 63 names Winter Card Design Contest winners

  • All 54 entries in District 63's 2019 Winter Card Design Contest are currently on display at the Niles-Maine Public Library District, 6960 W. Oakton St., through the month of December.

    All 54 entries in District 63's 2019 Winter Card Design Contest are currently on display at the Niles-Maine Public Library District, 6960 W. Oakton St., through the month of December. Courtesy of District 63

  • Pictured are the Best in Grade winners of the District 63 Winter Card Design Contest.

    Pictured are the Best in Grade winners of the District 63 Winter Card Design Contest. Courtesy of District 63

  • Maryann Zamora of Des Plaines, an eighth-grader at Gemini Middle School, was the winner of District 63's Winter Card Design Contest.

    Maryann Zamora of Des Plaines, an eighth-grader at Gemini Middle School, was the winner of District 63's Winter Card Design Contest. Courtesy of District 63

  • This winter scene featuring a friendly snowman, designed by Maryann Zamora of Des Plaines, was chosen as the winning entry in District 63's Winter Card Design Contest.

    This winter scene featuring a friendly snowman, designed by Maryann Zamora of Des Plaines, was chosen as the winning entry in District 63's Winter Card Design Contest. Courtesy of District 63

 
Submitted by East Maine School District 63
Posted12/17/2019 10:10 AM

During its Dec. 5 meeting, East Maine School District 63's board of education recognized the eight finalists in the district's 2019 Winter Card Design Contest.

Top honors went to Gemini Middle School eighth-grader Maryann Zamora, a Des Plaines resident, whose beautiful winter scene featuring a friendly snowman is featured on this year's District 63 winter card.

 

District 63's card design contest -- now in its fourth year -- is a chance for all students, K-eighth grade, to submit a winter design and vie for the chance to adorn the district card, which is mailed to more than 300 community leaders, parent leaders, elected officials and donors.

Fifty-four students -- representing all six District 63 schools -- submitted entries. District administrators and other District 63 staff judged the pieces "blindly," without knowing student names or schools.

Best in Grade winners were:

• Kindergarten: Mehaa Saravanan, Des Plaines, Mark Twain School

• First grade: Anna Paskova, Des Plaines, Mark Twain School

• Second grade: Krutanjali Patel, Morton Grove, Melzer School

• Third grade: Julie Lov, Morton Grove, Melzer School

• Fourth grade: Dev Darbar, Niles, Nelson School

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• Fifth grade: Annmary Jaimy, Morton Grove, Melzer School

• Sixth grade: Samantha Shipkin, Glenview, Gemini Middle School

There were no seventh-grade entries.

All winners took home special certificates from the board, while Zamora received a frame featuring her artwork and certificate.

All 54 entries are on display at the Niles-Maine Public Library District, 6960 W. Oakton St., through December.

District 63 offers a rich educational setting with a multicultural perspective to 3,400 students in the diverse communities of Des Plaines, Niles, Glenview, Park Ridge, and Morton Grove.

Committed to teaching excellence that provides all students with the specific opportunities they need to succeed, the district's five elementary schools (K-5), and Gemini Middle School (6-8), First Steps Preschool, and Expanded Learning programs foster each student's academic, social, emotional, and behavioral growth and achievement.

Visit www.emsd63.org to learn more.

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