RIDGEFIELD — Jael Benedick, a seventh-grader from View Ridge Middle School, won first place in the Superintendent’s Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest. Her artwork was selected by judges as the entry that best exemplifies this year’s theme, “The Gift of Kindness.”
Jael’s design was featured on the cover of Ridgefield School District’s greeting card. She also received a $50 cash award at the Dec. 14 school board meeting.
Four semifinalists were selected: Ruby Hankins, a kindergartner at Union Ridge Elementary School; Kennadi Beu, a third-grader at Union Ridge Elementary School; Alexis Bitter, a fifth-grader at Sunset Ridge Intermediate School; and Amelia Natterstad, an eighth-grader at View Ridge Middle School. Each received a $25 cash award.
All winners received a set of greeting cards imprinted with their artwork.
Now in its eighth year, the contest was launched in 2014 in partnership with the Ridgefield Art Association to promote student creativity and encourage students’ appreciation of the arts.