HARVE DE GRACE, Md. — Seventeen Maryland student artists have won a $50 award and will have their artwork featured in the annual calendar for the Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation (MAEF). Each winner and their school will be mailed a calendar in late summer.
MAEF’s Calendar Contest is open to students across the state of Maryland and challenges students to create a drawing that represents Maryland agriculture. This year, more than 150 contest entries were received. The students’ enthusiasm for agriculture and the heartwarming scenes portrayed in their art reflect their understanding of the importance of agriculture to the Maryland’s economy, environment and fabric of life.
“Agriculture is an excellent topic and context for teaching any subject, including art,” says Joe Dymek, president of the MAEF Board of Directors. “We love to see the creativity and personal touch each student applies to their work.”
MAEF congratulates the following students on their artistic achievements and designation as a 2022-22 Calendar Winner.
Lyla C. Tilden Middle School
Nuriya M. Garret Park Elementary
Linzy F. Highlandtown #215
Ray D. Highlandtown #215
Emma H. Bells Mill Elementary School
Cora B. St John Westminster
Robin S. Damascus High School
Ellie Z. Luxmanor Elementary School
Isabella E. Somerset Elementary School
Anthony G. Damascus High School
Payton M. Damascus High School
Melika A. Ashburton Elementary School
Kayli S. Highlandtown #215
Jordan L. Damascus High School
Colette S. Damascus High School
Jenifer R. Highlandtown #215
Kyleigh B. Damascus High School
Calendars will be available to purchase in late summer. To purchase a copy of the annual calendar, which serves as a fundraiser for the organization and its programming, please visit www.maefonline.com or contact Jessica Ross at email@example.com
Dedicated to increasing agricultural literacy and agricultural education, MAEF is a nonprofit organization with programs serving pre-kindergarten through post-secondary audiences. MAEF signature programs include “Infusing Ag in the Classroom” professional development courses for teachers; mobile science labs; mobile agricultural showcases and Maryland FFA. Funded by the Maryland “ag tag” license plate revenues, gifts, grants and program fees, MAEF promotes the importance of agriculture in everyone’s daily lives. For more information visit www.maefonline.com
–Victoria Stone, Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation