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Congratulations to ASBA 1st Annual Student Artworks Contest Winners!


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ASBA would like to thank the more than 200 students across Arizona who entered their amazing artwork in the ASBA 1st Annual Student Artworks Contest.

Congratulations to the following winners and finalists whose submissions exemplified the theme “Imagination Unleashed.”

K-2 Winner: Leiya Thompson, Laveen ESD

K-2 Finalists: Hayden Wheetley, Osborn ESD; Eden Carr, Osborn ESD; Lola Barrera, Osborn ESD; and Darlena Handler, Osborn ESD

Grades 3-6 Winner: Elliotte Griffin, Mesquite Elementary

Grades 3-6 Finalists: Aaradhya Chakravartula, Chandler USD; Yaretzi Enriquez Bermudez, Glendale ESD; Orion Roll, Sedona-Oak Creek USD; and Shekinah Musuuke, Osborn ESD

Grades 7-8 Winner: Sophia Cruz, Washington ESD

Grades 7-8 Finalists: Sofia Caldarea, Washington ESD; Thomas Clark, Washington ESD; Kirsten Smith, Laveen ESD; Francheska Flores, Washington ESD; and Chelsea Nepomuceno, Fox Creek Junior High, Bullhead City ESD

High School Winner: Melanie Escarrega, Phoenix UHSD

High School Finalists: Jorge Angelo Alba, Douglas USD; Kassandra Garcia, Phoenix UHSD; Luis Salcido Zamarron, Douglas USD; and Cesar Rios, Phoenix UHSD.

Winners will receive a $100 Visa Gift card and a $100 donation to their school’s art department and/or art program. Finalists will receive a $25 gift card.

Winners’ and finalists’ artwork will be displayed at the ASBA-ASA Annual Conference from Dec. 6 – 8, 2023 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort, on the walls of the ASBA office in Phoenix and showcased in the ASBA Journal Magazine, ASBA Connect e-newsletter and on ASBA social media. 

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