National Magnet School Month
Poster Contest

2014 MSA Poster Contest Winners

 

National Magnet School Month - February 2014

The 8th Annual National Magnet School Poster Contest is sponsored by Magnet Schools of America (MSA) as part of the celebration of National Magnet School Month. This is a national initiative to highlight and promote magnet schools across the country. This year's Magnet School Poster Contest Theme is Creating Opportunities for All!

Thank you to all the students, teachers, schools and districts for your submissions. Online voting for the top five posters from each level (elementary, middle and high) took place in February 2014, addressing 1) adherence to theme; 2) clear and concise message/how well the theme is articulated; 3) originality and organization; and 4) use of color and design. The top three winners for each level is listed below.  Congratulations to all for a job well done!

Elementary School

FIRST PLACE
Lesley Ramirez Sanchez, Grade 5
Walter Bracken Magnet STEAM Academy
Clark County School District
Las Vegas, Nevada
Themes: Science, Teachnology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics
Teacher: Mike Cababe
Principal: Kathleen Decker

SECOND PLACE
Dream Henderson, Grade Pre-K
Kujawa Education Center
Aldine Independent School District
Houston, Texas
Themes: International Baccalaureate- Primary Years Programme
Teacher: Cynthia Graff
Principal: Debbie Hagood

THIRD PLACE
Karla Ferguson-Ramirez, Grade 4
Oaklawn Language Academy
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Charlotte, North Carolina
Themes: Language Immersion - Spanish
Teacher: Wade Cox
Principal: Carmen Concepcion

Middle School 

FIRST PLACE - NATIONAL POSTER WINNER
Isabella Lytle
, Grade 7
Sudbrook Magnet Middle School
Baltimore County Public Schools
Baltimore, Maryland
Themes: Environmental & Earth/Space Science, World Languages (Spanish, French, Japanese), Performing Arts (dance, theatre, instrumental & vocal music), and Visual Art 
Teacher: Emily Moore
Principal: Sharon Robbins

SECOND PLACE
Flowy Ann Fonclaud, Grade 8
Westdale Middle School
East Baton Rouge Parish Schools
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Themes: Foreign Language Immersion
Teacher: Marie George MuKuriMaka
Principal: Sherry Brock

THIRD PLACE
Alexis Wagenfeld, Grade 7
Salk Middle School
ISD 728 Elk River Area Schools
Elk River, Minnesota
Themes: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics     
Teacher: Mark Pederson
Principal: Julie Athman

High School

FIRST PLACE
Efrain Torres, Grade 11
Waterbury Arts Magnet School
Waterbury School District
Waterbury, Connecticut
Themes: Arts
Teacher: Jeanette Gumbulevich
Principal: Leo Lavallee

SECOND PLACE
Jaime Alvarado, Grade 11
Austin High School
Houston Independent School District
Houston, Texas
Themes: Teaching Professions Magnet
Teacher: Cruz Casiano
Principal: Jorge Arredondo

THIRD PLACE
Quincia Ezejiofo, Grade 10
Baton Rouge Magnet High School
East Baton Rouge Parish Schools
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Themes: Academic and Visual/Performing Arts
Teacher: April Hammock
Principal: Nanette McCann


Questions??? 

Call the national office at 202-824-0672
or email awards@magnet.edu