Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Mackay Student Wins Holiday Card Contest

Kali Gamett, a sixth-grade student at Mackay Elementary School, has won the 2010 Holiday Card Contest, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna announced today.

“The annual Holiday Card Contest is a great way to celebrate the importance of arts in education and showcase the great talent of students across Idaho,” Superintendent Luna said. “Congratulations to Kali Gamett for winning the grand prize in the 2010 Holiday Card Contest. We received hundreds of entries this year, and her drawing of winter scenes stood out for its creativity and color.”

Kali Gamett's winning 2010 Holiday Card Contest entry.

Gamett’s artwork will be featured on the State Department of Education’s holiday greeting cards this year, which are sent to schools, districts and others across the state. She will also receive a certificate and copies of the greeting card to share with her friends and family members.

Superintendent Luna also awarded the following grade-level winners across the state:
  • Kindergarten: Ashlynn Skinner, Centennial Elementary School, Lewiston
  • 1st grade: Sierra Kelley, Centennial Elementary School, Lewiston
  • 2nd grade: Hailey Skinner, Centennial Elementary School, Lewiston
  • 3rd grade: Paige Larsen, Mackay Elementary School, Mackay
  • 4th grade: Paul Sonnen, Prairie Elementary School, Cottonwood
  • 5th grade: Madison Frisbie, Whitman Elementary School, Lewiston
  • 6th grade: Kali Gamett, Mackay Elementary School, Mackay (also the Grand Prize winner)
Congratulations to all the winners!  Each student will receive a certificate of recognition.

~ Melissa M.

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