Students Create Winning Art for League of Women Voters Contest

Comal ISD students, years away from being eligible to vote, recently created eye-catching posters to encourage their fellow Americans in Comal County to vote in upcoming elections. The posters were created as part of a contest sponsored by the League of Women Voters (LWV) of the Comal Area to increase voter participation in the county. 
Posters created by four students were selected as contest winners:
  • Abigail Greissinger, 5th grade – Bill Brown Elementary - contest’s overall winner for best art poster.
  • Henry Agnese, 1st grade – Oak Creek Elementary - Kindergarten - 2nd Grade category
  • Miranda Aleman, 4th grade – Morningside Elementary - 3rd - 5th Grade category
  • Eric Potter, 6th grade – Danville Middle - 6th - 8th Grade category
Each of the winners received cash awards.
The art was required to include one of two statements: My Future’s in Your Hands – Vote! And Be My Voice – Vote! Also, the posters could not be partisan or advocate for a specific candidate or party.
“This contest was a chance for our students to learn more about the value of democracy in our community and our country,” says Carla Schumann, Comal ISD’s director of Fine Arts. “Our art programs give our students a tremendous opportunity to express themselves while making a difference in their community.”
Winning entries will be reproduced as posters and notecards by the LWV for in advance of future elections.

Image: The contest's overall winning artwork created by Abigail Greissinger at Bill Brown Elementary.