Read the Daily Press article HERE.
Check out all 50 winners HERE.
Congratulations are in order for North Central freshmen Austin Bugalski!
Austin was recently chosen as one of the winners of the annual Meemic Masterpiece Art Contest. Each year, this contest invites K-12th grade students to submit an original piece of artwork using a theme for inspiration. For this year, the themes were Seasons, School Memory or Selfie!
Austin chose School Memory.
The committee of judges had to choose the Top 50 winners from 1,500 entries submitted from students in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin and Georgia! Each winning student artist received a Lenovo Chromebook, and the sponsoring Meemic Foundation Club member (in this case his art teacher Emily Westphal) is awarded $300 to use exclusively online at Office Depot.
Austin was the only winner chosen in the entire Upper Peninsula!
The winning art will be professionally framed with a nameplate featuring the student’s name, school name and grade. The artwork will be on permanent display at the headquarters of Meemic Insurance Company in Auburn Hills, Michigan. An Art Gallery Open House will take place on June 21st to unveil the display. This contest was conducted by The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education, a 501(c)(3) non-profit company started in 1992 by the Meemic Insurance Company. Both companies are focused on serving and giving back to dedicated educational communities.
After hearing about Austin's win, 8th grade and freshmen students brainstormed shopping lists of how they'd like to use the $300 winnings. Using those lists as inspiration, an order was placed for art supplies that should arrive by May 28th. Supplies that were ordered include:
Hot Glue Sticks
Classroom Electric Pencil Sharpener
Air Dry Clay
Thank you to Austin and the
Meemic Masterpiece Art Contest!
Our supplies arrived!
Congratulations are in order to freshmen Austin B!
Austin was one of only 50 students chosen in the
STATE OF MICHIGAN to win the
Meemic Masterpiece Art Contest!
Austin's winning submission can be seen below.
For more details on what this means for Austin, check out highlights from the email I received today for more information at the bottom of this post.
Austin won $300 in art supplies from Office Depot for North Central and a chromebook of his own!
Dear Emily Westphal,
On behalf of The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education, I am pleased to inform you that the artwork of one of the student artist that you sponsored –Austin B – was selected as one of the 50 winners of our Meemic Masterpieces Art Contest.
As the sponsoring club member, your school - NORTH CENTRAL AREA JR SR HS - will have access to up to $300 to use online at Office Depot to use for school supplies.
The winning student artist will receive a Chromebook and a Certificate of Appreciation. Their artwork will be professionally framed and put on permanent display at Meemic Insurance Company headquarters located in Auburn Hills, Michigan. An art gallery open house will be held on June 21st to display all of the winners…more information on that event will be forthcoming to you. Their artwork will also be featured on our website!
Again, congratulations on receiving this honor. And thank you for all you do for education!
The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education