An Algoma 7th grader has been selected as Wisconsin's state winner in a national art contest.
Karina Naze of Algoma Middle School was judged to have the best Wisconsin entry in the SunWise with SHADE 2013 Poster Contest, a contest sponsored by the SHADE foundation of America and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's SunWise Program to educate kids about skin cancer. K-8 students are invited to submit creative posters illustrating ways to prevent skin cancer and raise sun safety awareness. Last year, more than 12,000 entries were submitted nationwide.
Algoma Middle School science teacher Penny Lemberger submitted the Algoma students' entries.
As a state winner, Karina has won a digital camera and now is competing at the national level. The national contest winner -- based on an online vote count -- earns a family trip to Disney World, and the winning school will receive a Shade 'N Net playground shade structure worth up to $12,000.
To vote online:
Go to: https://dcdonline.org/Vote/SHADE/1062/UnlockBallot
Unlock code: shade
School code: vote13
Voting is open through May 7.
Karina's poster will be on display this summer at the National Children's Museum in Washington, D.C.