11th Annual My Ideal School Contest

Congratulations to the winners of the 
MSBA's 11th annual "My Ideal School" contest!

 

MSBA's 11th annual "My Ideal School" contest

(back L to R) Barbara Raths from People's United Bank, MSBA Interim CEO James A. MacDonald, State Treasurer and MSBA Chair Deborah Goldberg, MSBA Deputy CEO/Executive Director Jack McCarthy, and Martin Bellovoda from People's United Bank, stand with the eleven regional winners of the 11th 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 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 on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. 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, Mariya Stytsenko of Greenfield. Mariya's winning 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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Kamila Gavel
Philip Coburn School, West Springfield
Justin Hopf
Lura A. White School, Shirley
Siri Dasari
Lura A. White School, Shirley
   
         
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Abby McManus
Fuller Meadow Elementary School, Middleton
Andrew Campbell
Fuller Meadow Elementary School, Middleton
Varvara Karenskaya
East Somerville Community School, Somerville
   
         
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Eric Urrunaga
East Somerville Community School, Somerville
Caroline Cleary
Murphy Primary School, Weymouth
Kayla Simpson
East Taunton Elementary School, East Taunton
 
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Violet Cox
Mullen Hall School, Falmouth
Mariya Stytsenko
Newton School, Greenfield
*Grand Prize Winner
   
   
 

My Ideal School Contest, 2017