13th Annual My Ideal School Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 
MSBA's 13th annual "My Ideal School" contest!

 

MSBA's 13th annual "My Ideal School" contest

(back L to R) Kim Gainesboro from People's United Bank, State Treasurer and MSBA Chair Deborah Goldberg, MSBA CEO James A. MacDonald, and MSBA Deputy CEO/Executive Director Jack McCarthy stand with the eleven regional winners of the 13th annual "My Ideal School" contest.

The primary goal of the "My Ideal School" contest is to promote discussion among students and teachers as to how thoughtful design and construction of schools in Massachusetts supports student engagement and 21st century learning. This contest was open to all first-grade students currently attending a Massachusetts public school.

This year, we received over 2,500 drawings and selected eleven regional winners, including our grand prize winner. We held a special awards ceremony at the Massachusetts State House today, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Each winner received a special prize graciously donated by People's United Bank and presented by State Treasurer and Chair of the MSBA Board of Directors, Deborah Goldberg. During the ceremony, we also announced our grand prize winner, whose artwork will be featured on the cover of the MSBA’s next annual report. 

We would like to thank all the students who submitted drawings this year; they were creative and thoughtful and we enjoyed looking at each one. We would also like to thank the teachers and school administrators who encouraged participation and helped make this year's contest another success!

And the winners are...

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Yara Al Behadili
Newton School, Greenfield
Alayna Brien
Wire Village School, Spencer
Keily DeJesus
Center School, West Peabody
   
         
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Cristina Portillo
Argenziano School at Lincoln Park, Somerville
Lana Lee Killion
Parkview Elementary School, North Easton
Ava Shea
East Taunton Elementary School, East Taunton
   
         
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Thea Mace
Fuller Meadown Elementary School, Middleton
Samantha Berry
Assawompset Elementary School, Lakeville
Jaquan DePina
Arnone Elementary School, Brockton
 
 
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Isaiah Clemente
Northbridge Elementary School, Whitinsville

 

Joshua Liu
East Somerville Community School, Somerville
*Grand Prize Winner