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Chippewa Middle School Student Wins 2014 Winter Card Design Contest

President Brenda Murphy awarded first place to Janejira Nasaree, Chippewa Middle School, in the 2014 District 62 Winter Card Design Contest.

Nasaree, a sixth grade student, designed a card featuring various animals enjoying a wintery meal in forest. Representatives from the Des Plaines Arts Council, Des Plaines Park District, Des Plaines Public Library, Des Plaines History Center, and Maine 207 judged 110 entries on grade appropriate execution, originality, and creativity.

The winning design is featured on the 2014 District 62 holiday season card. All entries will be displayed from December 5, 2014 – January 5, 2014 at the Des Plaines Public Library. Each artist will receive a participation certificate.

Second and third place winners were also honored by the Board of Education. They are:

  • 2nd Place
    Christena Dyehouse, Central Elementary School, Grade 5
  • 3rd Place
    Krya Harrington, Iroquois Community School, Grade 5
    Christina Vorukova, Central Elementary School, Grade 5

District 62 Administrators Launch Vision 20/20

District 62 Administrators Launch Vision 20/20

District 62 administrators are partnering with a group of Illinois education experts that advocate reforms to Illinois’ educational system, all of which center on offering the highest-quality K – 12 education possible.


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777 East Algonquin Road
Des Plaines, IL 60016-6281