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Hilltop, Shirley Hills Celebrate Youth Art Month

Artwork by Anna Zhuk, 4th grade, Shirley Hills
Artwork by Shirley Hills Primary School fourth-grader Anna Zhuk
Click the above image for a slideshow Westonka student artwork selected for the 2021 Youth Art Month competition

February 17, 2021 — Every year in March, the Art Educators of Minnesota hosts a prestigious, state-wide competition in celebration of Youth Art Month. Art teachers from across Minnesota choose 4-6 student artworks to compete in the annual event. In past years, Westonka Public Schools primary school students have won first, second or third places, and even Best in Show! 

Hilltop Primary School art teacher Klair Hans and Shirley Hills Primary School art teacher Ashley Clemensen are excited to continue this tradition in a virtual format in 2021. They created a slideshow of artwork by Hilltop and Shirley Hills students that was selected for this year’s Youth Art Month competition. Winners will be announced near the beginning of March; stay tuned to see if any Westonka students are honored!

Students from Hilltop Primary School selected for the 2021 Youth Art Month Competition: fourth-graders Enya Lampinen, Cora Hickey and Lochlan Brown; second-graders Leela Ramthun and Anika Major; and first-grader Lucy Peterson.  

Selected students from Shirley Hills Primary School: fourth-graders Anna Zhuk and Nina Mattson; third-grader Owen Leinfelder; second-grader Charlotte Smith; first-grader Matthew Hilleren; and kindergartener Dane Wells.


Becca Neuger
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