5/10/2011 11:00:00 AMCleveland student among winners in Coast Guard national student art contest
Artwork by Edwardo Ortiz, a twelth-grader at Garrett Morgan High School School in Cleveland Ohio, was selected as 1st place winner for the 10th thru 12th grade category for the Coast Guard’s Partnership in Education National Student Art Contest in a Coast Guard Headquarter's ceremony, May 10, 2011.
CLEVELAND – A Cleveland Metropolitan School District student has been named one of the winners of the Coast Guard’s NationalStudent Art Contest to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Partnership in Education program in a ceremony at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Edwardo Ortiz, a 12th-grader at Garrett Morgan High School in Cleveland, was recognized as the first place winner in the 10th through 12th grade category.
Students in grades K-12 submitted nearly 300 pieces of artwork. Judging criteria included how the work related to the Coast Guard’s living marine resources or marine environmental protection missions.
"I commend all students who participated in the Coast Guard's National Student Art Contest for their creativity and artistic depictions of our nation's valuable marine and environmental resources," said Terri Dickerson, director,Coast Guard Civil Rights.
"Through a variety of artistic styles, students demonstrated their understanding of how vital our nation's waterways and their ecosystems are to our nation and its people. Their art will inspire others to be good stewards of our natural resources."
For more information, including a complete list of winners, please visit the PIE National Student Art Contest web site.
Winning artwork will be displayed at the Peter Benchley Ocean Awards at the Carnegie Institute in Washington, D.C., May 20-23; during the World Children's Day Festival at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., June 17-19; and at the Coast Guard Band’s annual Veteran’s Day concert in Washington, D.C. in November.
Established in May, 1991, under the authority of the National Community Service Act of 1990, the Coast Guard PIE program promotes excellence in education, supports local school communities, and exposes students to Coast Guard people, missions and service. Since its inception, more than 15,000 Coast Guard members have volunteered over200,000 hours of community service.