Each year, Harbor Day School is represented at the annual Youth Art Month (YAM) competition. It thrills us to announce this year’s winners:
Shay N. (7th grade) – 3rd Place in Digital Art for grades 6-8* Jonathan Z. (6th grade) – 2nd Place in 2D Art for grades 6-8 Blake F. (5th grade) – 1st Place in 2D Art, and Honorable Mention in 2D art for grades 3-5* Leah J. (4th grade) – 2nd Place in 2D Art for grades 3-5 Natalie T. (2nd grade) – 3rd Place 2-D for grades K-2* Adam J. (1st grade) – 1st place 2-D for grades K-2 Everleigh P. (Kindergarten) – Honorable Mention 2-D for grades K-2
Children’s Art Month started back in 1961 and has been honoring student art ever since. The Youth Art Month Program emphasizes the value of art education for all children, encourages support for quality school art programs, and promotes art material safety. Youth Art Month also provides a forum for recognizing skills developed through visual arts experiences that are not possible in other curriculum subjects, according to their website.
* These students also won awards at the Southern California YAM art exhibition featured virtually at the Riverside Art Museum.