A young Pittsville art student is a finalist in a national design contest. Heinz Ketchup asked art students from around the country to submit their designs for ketchup packets. Kris Doering is the art instructor at Pittsville. She had her 1st through 6th grade students participate. She found out last week that 2nd grader Colleen Lassa is one of 36 finalists selected from the 45,000 entries.
Lassa is one of only three 2nd graders in the contest. On-line voting will determine the winner of each grade level. Those winners will earn some nice prizes: a thousand dollars for each student, a thousand dollars worth of art supplies to their school district, a thousand dollars worth of ketchup to their school and, of yeah, their winning entry printed on 20 million packets of ketchup.
Doering is encouraging everyone in Wisconsin to log onto http://www.ketchupcreativity.com/voting.aspx . You can vote as many times as you'd like, through Wednesday. Winners will be selected by the end of the month.