First place honors awarded for Arts in USC contest
Artworks by seven Upper St. Clair students have been selected as first place winners in the 2016-17 Arts in USC contest, sponsored by Upper St. Clair Parent Teacher Council. The following students earned first place:
- Kindergarten: Hadley Menzies, Baker Elementary - "Hadley's World"
- 1st grade: Sydney Nash, Eisenhower Elementary - "Upper Sweet Clair"
- 2nd grade: Anelise Castrodale, Eisenhower Elementary - "My World"
- 3rd grade: Lauren Ginsburg, Streams Elementary - "My Colorful, Peaceful World"
- 4th grade: Sofia Pfaltzgraff, Streams Elementary - "Through My Eyes"
- 5th grade: Arnav Kumar, Boyce Middle School - “Sports - My World”
- 6th grade: Rosemary Ramirez, Boyce Middle School – “Diversity”
More than 70 students in kindergarten through grade six participated in the annual contest. With the theme, “This is My World,” students were tasked with creating original, two-dimensional artwork.
“All of our young artists were very creative, unique and talented!” Rachelle Engel, Arts in USC chairperson, said.
All submissions were displayed at the Arts & Chocolate Spectacular event on April 1, at the Community & Recreation Center. District winners per grade will be recognized and honored at their school’s May PTA/PTO general meeting.
The mission of the Arts in USC contest is to bring opportunities of artistic expression to all students in kindergarten through grade 12, while making it possible for students to have a contest experience. Kindergarten through sixth grade students have the opportunity to submit artwork to this in-house competition, which is judged at each grade level within each school. First place artwork for each elementary grade advances to district-wide judging.
Students in grades seven through 12, have the opportunity to participate in the national Scholastic Art & Writing Competition. To encourage participation, the USC PTC helps to defray the cost of student submissions.