Isabella Heinerichs, a Grade 3 student at Berkshire Elementary School in Dundalk, earned the first place – elementary level award for her entry, “Tree of Life,” in the 2020 Fall Virtual Student Artwork Exhibition, presented by the First Lady’s Art Gallery.
For her honor, Heinerichs was awarded a governor’s citation, a medal, and an art supply gift certificate.
Heinerichs’ work and “Shoes” by Kelsey Anders, a Grade 8 student at Ridgely Middle School, are the two artworks representing Baltimore County Public Schools in the exhibition, which features two pieces of student artwork from each Maryland jurisdiction.
Each year, the Maryland State Department of Education works with its partners and with Maryland First Lady Yumi Hogan to host bi-annual statewide student artwork competitions and exhibitions. Most years, the art is displayed in the House of Delegates building in Annapolis.