Canterbury Student Celebrates Arts, Earns National Recognition
Canterbury Student Celebrates Arts, Earns National Recognition
Taylor Feighner, Digital Marketing/Communications Specialist

Kids have quite the imagination, don't they? They're always imagining, experimenting and wondering, continually expanding their view of the world around them. This summer was no different for Canterbury Middle School student Sophia Zhang ('25), as she wetted her brushes and imagined the most beautiful flower. This, she titled "Fatal Attraction."

In August, Sophia submitted her piece to Celebrating Art, a North American art contest sponsored by CelebratingArt.com and Blick Art Materials. Students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 across the United States and Canada were encouraged to participate, the top 10 artists in each division receiving special recognition.

Sophia's "Fatal Attraction" was selected from thousands of entries as being among the 10 best in her Grades 4-6 division. This special honor is reserved for the top 25 percent of participants who demonstrate creativity, originality, self-expression, craftsmanship and skill.

According to their press release, CelebratingArt.com and Blick Art Materials sponsor this contest because "too often, the efforts of young artists are unrecognized, and they lose their motivation to express themselves. Teachers, parents and students alike have been universally please with the impact this contest has had on student artists."

You can learn more about the Celebrating Art contest online and view other top 10 entries from Sophia's Grades 4-6 divisions. To view the top entries, select "4-6" from the Grade menu, then "Summer 2018" from the Contest menu, then "Top Ten" from the Award Type.