Lewiston students wins 2012 Idaho holiday card contest
The Idaho Department of Education put on their annual holiday card contest, and Benicio Avila, a second-grade student at Orchards Elementary School in Lewiston, has won the grand prize.
“Congratulations to Benicio Avila for demonstrating such amazing talent at such a young age,” Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Luna said. “Idaho’s annual Holiday Card Contest is a great way to celebrate the importance of arts in education and showcase the great talent of Idaho’s students.”
According to Melissa McGrath with the Dept. of Education, Avila's artwork will be featured on the State Department of Education’s holiday greeting card this year, which is sent to schools, districts and others across the state.
“We are so proud of Benicio Avila for being selected as the statewide holiday art contest winner,” said Joy Rapp, Superintendent of the Lewiston School District. “His artwork is unique, and he has already developed his own style. His card is an amazing example of art work as a creative form of expression.”
Superintendent Luna also awarded the following grade-level winners across the state:
Kindergarten: Calvin Whitecotton, Bovill Elementary, Whitepine School District
1st Grade: Hanna Shepard, Centennial Elementary, Lewiston School District
2nd Grade: Benicio Avila, Orchards Elementary, Lewiston School District (also the Grand Prize Winner)
3rd Grade: Carman Stricklin, Bovill Elementary, Whitepine School District
4th Grade: Renae McGarry, Whitman Elementary, Lewiston School District
5th Grade: Savannah Robinson, Fernan Elementary, Coeur d’Alene School District
6th Grade: Daphne Buckland, Genesee School District