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Sen. McConnaughay hosts students for Art Education Day at the Capitol

State Senator Karen McConnaughay (R-St.Charles) held her Third Annual Art Education Day at the Capitol with fifth grade students from the 33rd District. Students submitted their artwork in 2016, and the thirteen students who were chosen as winner recipients last month were invited to the Capitol to be honored by Senator McConnaughay and her colleagues in the Illinois Senate.

“I loved hosting students from my district, and these talented kids showed exemplary skill and creativity with their artwork,” said McConnaughay. “Art is critical to helping children develop a strong academic foundation, and is part of a well-rounded education that will benefit them well into their future.”

The winners and their family members were invited to Springfield to view their artwork, which was displayed in the rotunda of the Capitol building. Along with being recognized by the Illinois Senate, the art contest winners took a picture with Governor Bruce Rauner and toured the Capitol buildings, where special emphasis was paid to the Statehouse’s notable art and architecture.

The contest winners were selected by a panel of judges with a combined 58 years of experience specializing in elementary art education. Senator McConnaughay presented certificates to all the art winners, whose artwork will be on display from April 3 to April 7 to be viewed by the public.

This is the third year Senator McConnaughay has held the art contest for the winners.

The 2017 contest winners include:

Century Oaks - Elizabeth P., Nicholas F.

Cambridge Lakes Charter - Sophia I., Zaynab Q.

Conley Elementary - Logan Y., Isabella W.

Corron Elementary - Alex S., Julianna K.

Leggee Elementary - Kaitlyn P., Ava M.

Martin Elementary - Samantha C.

St. Patrick Catholic Elementary - Annabelle H., Nathan A.

All the winner and participants’ artwork can be seen here.

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