Local Student Wins Art Contest

Eighth grader Ilakya Kumar won an international art contest.

Ilakya Kumar, an eighth grader from took second place in the  Lions International Peace Poster Contest, an international contest that encourages children, ages 11–13 to creatively express what peace means to them.

The 2011-2012 contest theme is “Children Know Peace.” The contest allows students to share their unique image of peace with others, so that we may all have greater tolerance and international understanding.

Irena Russell, who has been an art teacher with the Advanced Math and Science Academy’s Art Department (AMSA) since 2006 is pleased to announce that the winners of this year’s Lion International Contest are two of her students. Kasandra Yee, grade 8, from Framingham won first place and Kumar, grade 8 from Shrewsbury won second place. 

Although AMSA is known for providing a world class STEM academic program, the academy also balances the learning experience with exciting hands on art projects along with an extensive art history learning experience for their students. The art history program parallels the learning taking place in world history and world literature all while students creates art projects that coincide with the period of history being taught in other subject areas. To view past contest finalists, visit the Lions Club website.

AMSA’s students population of 965 come from over 60 communities in the greater metro west area as well as Worcester and the suburbs of Boston.


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