Nature and Art Become One for Glasgow Middle School Student Winners of Get to Know Art Contest
Renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman invited American youth to “get to know” their wild neighbors of other species through the Get to Know Art Contest in the fall of 2010. Last week, winners were named from the 5,000-plus entries, and two were from Glasgow Middle School. The contest encouraged young people to submit art, writing, photography and videos inspired by first-hand experiences with nature in the outdoors.
Seventh grader Madeline Juneau’s and sixth grader Tyri Young’s artwork were two of the top 12 winners nationwide. These Talented Art students from Glasgow Middle will have their winning artwork featured in the 2012 Get to Know Calendar. They also will be invited to special events.
The Robert Bateman Get to Know Contest’s purpose is to encourage young people to explore nature and create art from those experiences. Bateman created this program in 2000, and since then there have been thousands of entries submitted for all the contests.
The winning artwork also is posted at www.gettoknow.ca, and winners will get an invitation to a Get to Know Art & Nature Camp. For more information, contact Talented Art teacher Geeta Dave at (225) 925-2942.
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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