from local students is on display in the foyer of Building 3,
showcasing the winners of a recent countywide contest the SDCOE
organized along with the San Diego County Art Education Association.
The paintings and drawings will stay up until the end of September, when
there will be a reception for the students who created them.
Not only do the students get their artwork seen by employees and
visitors, but having the work up also helps spruce up the building, said
Russ Sperling, visual and performing arts coordinator with the SDCOE.
“It just brings life to what would be sort of a drab area,” he said.
The winners were picked by art teachers from throughout the county.
The winning students in grades kindergarten through second are Aalivah
Sheptock, first place; Isabella Canales, second place; Jessica
McWilliams, third place; and Lindsay Griffin, honorable mention.
In grades three through five, the winners are Neel Kumar, first place;
Ryan Fay, second place; Ruben Torrez, third place; and Lorelei Robinson,
All of the elementary-school winners are from the San Diego Unified
School District. There were no submissions from middle school students.
The winners in grades nine through twelve are Noah Monaghan, first
place; Matthew Collins, second place; Kiana Person, third place; and
Jenny Nguyen, honorable mention. They are all from Grossmont High
“The quality of work we got was very good,” Sperling said.