Ware Elementary student wins state art award

FORT RILEY, Kan. — Contessa Grant, a kindergartner at Ware Elementary, received a BLICK Youth Art Month award for her drawing on Saturday during the Kansas Art Education Association’s Youth Art Month Competition.

Grant’s drawing was of a polar bear, for which she received honorable mention for. She also participated in a directed Zoom drawing opportunity in which she drew “Vincent YAM [Youth Art Month] Gogh,” where the students learned how to draw Vincent and could include the background and location of their choice. Grant chose the beach.

Grant’s drawing, “Vincent at the Beach.”

“Her mother told me she had a wonderful time. Her father is currently in Germany and he was able to get on and watch as well,” said Lizabeth Rosewicz, art teacher at Ware Elementary. “They all had a wonderful time.”

Geary County Schools USD 475 congratulates Grant on her creativity and award!