|Alexis Wagenfeld with her winning poster|
Salk Middle School student Alexis Wagenfeld is the 7th Annual National Magnet Schools Poster Contest winner. Her poster was announced as the best in the nation May 7 at the Magnet Schools of America (MSA) National Conference in Tulsa, Oklahoma.___________________________________________________________________________________
The sixth-grader's poster was selected last month as the best in the nation for all STEM middle schools. She then competed against the national elementary and high school poster winners. After a nationwide vote, Wagenfeld's poster came out on top. She will receive a $100 prize as well as have her artwork featured on MSA’s promotional material.
"This means a lot because so many other students participated from art magnet schools, which are a lot bigger, so having mine selected as the best means a lot to me," she said.
The contest was a national initiative to highlight and promote magnet schools across the country. This year’s theme was Magnet Schools Transforming America Today for a Stronger Tomorrow.
"We're very proud of how Alexis was able to portray the magnet theme and represent Salk Middle School," said Principal Julie Athman. "We're extremely proud of her."
All Salk students were challenged to participate in this years contest; art teachers Mark Pederson and Sue Davies coordinated and judged the school contest. Wagenfeld's poster was selected to represent her school in the national contest.
"Her poster captured the essence of the theme; it is playful, inquisitive and really charming," said Pederson. "Hers was the real charmer of all the awesome artwork that was submitted."
News Release from ISD728 - Elk River Schools
Magnet School Application has closed
The lottery application will closed on Monday, May 13. If an opening becomes available at your school or program of choice, you will be notified by the school as to your assignment.
Kindergarten students must be born on
or before September 1, 2008 in order to be eligible to apply for the 2013-14
A list of magnet
school websites is available here.
A calendar listing magnet school informational nights is available here.
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Anoka - Hennepin School District
Buffalo - Hanover
- Montrose Schools
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