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2019 Art & Creative Writing Contest

In recognition of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, The Kim Foundation sponsored an Art & Creative Writing Contest for students in grades 6 – 12 around the Metro area. We invited students to submit original works of art or creative writing that focused on the theme, “Hope and Healing through Creativity.” We wish to thank all of the students who entered their talented work into this year’s contest. We appreciate the support of the schools for the contest as well. The winners in each category are listed below. Due to the amount of writings that were submitted, we awarded prizes at both the middle school and high school levels. We congratulate all the students on the creative and powerful messages they portrayed through their art and writings!

Art Category

First Place                   Addisyn E. from Millard North Middle School
Second Place             Thamonwan D. from Marian High School
Third Place                 Olivia R. from Skutt High School

Creative Writing Category – Middle School

First Place                   Sofia O. from Morton Magnet Middle School
Second Place             Tie between Jaden F. & Katherine K. from Morton Magnet Middle School
hird Place                 Trinh H. from Nathan Hale Middle School

Creative Writing Category – High School

First Place                   Tie between Naomi D. & Amanda H. from Marian High School
Second Place             Elise S. from Westside High School
Third Place                 Jessica B. from Marian High School

By bringing awareness to mental health and suicide prevention to help break down the barriers of stigma, The Kim Foundation continues towards positive change in the mental health field. We hope that through the art and creative writing contest, students were able to share their personal stories to aid in their healing and recovery. We plan to sponsor the contest again next year, so watch for information in future newsletters!