CENTENNIAL ARTISTS RECOGNIZED BY BOARD OF EDUCATION
Under the guidance of art educator April Vickey, a host of Centennial artists saw their work honored through the 2023 Colorado Kids Create Contest sponsored by Colorado Kids Create, Inc.
Each year, the organization publishes children’s books about Colorado and The West illustrated by Colorado students, which proceeds used to purchase art supplies for teachers.
This year, 13 District 60 students were chosen as contest winners and are now published artists.
“The students are under the instruction of Mrs. April Vickey, who continues to promote and encourage these students to extend their thinking and take risks by putting their art out there in a public way,” said District 60 Fine Arts Specialist Cindy Smith.
This year’s published artists are:
Desiree Martinez with a 1st place overall entry, 10th grade
Elizabeth Herzog with a 2nd place overall entry, 12th grade
Amber Yoakum with a 4th place overall entry, 11th grade