8th Annual My Ideal School Contest

I am pleased to announce the winners of the MSBA's 8th annual “My Ideal School” contest!

The primary goal of the “My Ideal School” contest was to promote discussion among students and teachers as to how thoughtful design and construction of schools in Massachusetts supports student learning.

This contest was open to all first-grade students currently attending a Massachusetts public school.  We received thousands of contest submissions from first graders across the Commonwealth.  All of the drawings have been unique and clearly each child put a lot of hard work and creative thought into their drawings.

This year, we selected eight regional winners, one of which, Anahi Gutierrez from East Somerville Community School, was named the grand prize winner* at our awards ceremony. Each winner received a special prize graciously donated by Santander. The grand prize winner will also have their winning contest picture featured on the cover of the MSBA’s next annual report
Above: The Grand Prize Winner, Anahi Gutierrez*, with her winning drawing.

All winners were honored at a special awards ceremony at the Massachusetts State House, on June 5, 2014.  

Thank you to all who participated this year, we loved receiving so many creative and thoughtful drawings!

John K. McCarthy
Executive Director

And the winners are...

Emma Bourbeau

Niamh Gallagher

Anahi Gutierrez*

Jack Guy
Mariah Kennedy

Lauren Monteiro

Belal Shabaneh

Elena Sun