Annandale Student Wins GRACE/K3 Thanksgiving Card Contest
Audrey Dang of Canterbury Woods Elementary in Annandale is the winner of a Thanksgiving Card Challenege sponsored by Greater Reston Arts Center and K3 Construction Group.
Dang's artwork will be featured on the K3 Thanksgiving card and will be mailed to over 500 of the area's leading businesses and associations. In addition, she received a $150 savings bond, a gift, and 100 cards for her to send to friends and families. Canterbury Woods Elementary also received $250.
This is the sixth year that K3 has sponsored this program to select artwork that will be featured on their annual Thanksgiving card, and the fifth year that schools participating in GRACE Art program have been invited to participate.
Thirty students from six elementary schools - including Canterbury Woods, Dranesville, Greenbriar East, Terraset, Vienna, and Westbriar - submitted entries.
All submissions were reviewed by a committee of K3 employees, GRACE employees and GRACE Board of Directors to select the most imaginative interpretation of the Thanksgiving theme.
On Tuesday, Nov. 15, an awards celebration was held to announce the winner and acknowledge all of the participants. At the ceremony, Paul Fangmeyer, Principal and Vice President of Field Operations for K3 Construction Group, presented a check for $1,000 to PJ Miller, Administrative Director of Greater Reston Arts Center.
Second place was awarded to Gracie Quinonez of Reston's Terraset Elementary. Third place was awarded to Estelle Kim of Dranesville Elementary in Herndon.
All participants were recognized and received Honorable Mentions.