/24-7PressRelease/ - PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 20, 2007 - Preschool through 12th grade home school program management company Learning By Grace, Inc. announces two winners for its 2007 Junior Picasso Contest. Hundreds of students from all over the world participated in this year's Junior Picasso and Mimi Rothschild, CEO of Learning By Grace, Inc. couldn't be happier.
"We knew we would receive a large response from students, but we didn't think we would receive this many submissions. Our judges really had a tough job, but they eventually had to pick two grand prize winners. I applaud all of the students who participated and inspired the staff at Learning By Grace with their brilliant pieces of art," stated Rothschild.
Eleven-year-old Haley Collibee won the grand prize for the Preschool through 5th grade age group with her painting entitled "A Cat." Collibee is a home schooling student from Lynn, Massachusetts who enjoys reading, drawing, and being with her loved ones. Seventeen-year-old Leah Cim Hardy won the grand prize for grades 6th through 12th for her painting "My Dove, My Perfect One." The idea for her painting comes from a passage in Song of Solomon in The Bible.
"Haley is an incredibly gifted painter, especially when considering how old she is. Our judges were impressed with her technique and passion," says Rothschild. "Leah's painting was beautiful, compelling, and profound."
The grand prize winners will each receive a gift certificate to Utrecht Art Online Supply Store. Contestants were allowed to enter paintings, sculptures, crafts, colorings, models, ornaments, engravings, bead art, photographs, digital images, origami, and other forms of art. The contest was open to both home school and traditional students in Preschool through 12th grade.
Visit the following sites to view art pieces entered into the Junior Picasso Contest:
The MorningStar Academy - http://www.TheMorningStarAcademy.org/jrpicasso
The Jubilee Academy - http://www.TheJubileeAcademy.org/jrpicasso
The Grace Academy - http://www.TheGraceAcademy.org/jrpicasso
About Learning By Grace, Inc.
Learning By Grace, Inc. is an industry leader for Christian home schooling academies. Learning By Grace, Inc. manages several world-class Christian PreK-12 home schooling academies that each offer over 150 teacher-led or parent-led home school courses with multimedia rich curricula, invaluable resources, educational support, flexible schedules, and 24/7 access. Learning By Grace, Inc. delivers first-class educations to families who no longer wish to deal with the consistent and disturbing problems at their local public schools.
Some of the Learning By Grace, Inc. Managed Academies include:
The MorningStar Academy - http://www.TheMorningStarAcademy.org
The Jubilee Academy - http://www.TheJubileeAcademy.org
The Grace Academy - http://www.TheGraceAcademy.org
For more information about Learning by Grace, visit http://www.LearningByGrace.org.
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