Burien Deputy Mayor Lucy Krakowiak congratulates grand-prize winner Amber Williams, runner-up Emily Jung and Cedarhurst teacher Kevin Plough.
Cedarhurst Elementary students win art contest
Cedarhurst Elementary School fourth-grade student Amber Williams won the Environmental Science Center (ESC) Earth Day Kids Art Contest, and Emily Jung, also in grade four at Cedarhurst, won one of the two runner-up awards. A student from Renton was the other runner-up.
The artworks celebrate Earth Day and keeping the earth healthy through environmental stewardship.
Williams and Jung are both students in Kevin Plough’s fourth-grade class.
The class had been studying the Puget Sound waterways and biodiversity. Plough asked his students to artistically express what it means to be an environmental steward of our earth and waterways. Students were then given the option to enter their assignment into the art contest.
William’s artwork will be featured on posters and invites for the ESC’s Earth Day Dinner and Auction. Over $400 in prizes were awarded to the three winning students, including memberships or admission tickets to the Seattle Aquarium, Woodland Park Zoo, and Pacific Science Center, and art supplies from Artist and Craftsman Supply and Daniel Smith Inc., plus nature and art books.
ESC. Located in Burien’s Seahurst Park, partners with Highline Public Schools by providing after-school programs focused on environmental science. ESC has worked with nearly all of the elementary schools and some high schools in the district.
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