Artistic students wins �10,000 for her school
Teenager’s drawing scooped first prize in national competition
An artistic student has claimed bumper funding for her school after beating off thousands of competitors in a national competition.
Shawna-Lee Lewin, who attends Kingsbury High School in Princes Avenue, Kingsbury, claimed the �10,000 prize money for her school after her drawing was picked out from more than 3,000 student competitors.
The competition was instigated by school and office stationary providers Viking who asked students to create an image that reflected what they like about their school.
The 18-year-old’s college depicting the school’s racial harmony was deemed the winner and the money will now be spent on a new sculpture garden for the school in Princes Avenue which will be built next year.
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Speaking to the Times, the delighted student said: “I wanted to commemorate the ethnic diversity and the college and the fact that despite our differences we all get along.”
The year 13 student, who lives in Loretto Gardens, Queensbury, is currently studying for A-levels in further maths, art, psychology and English Literature.
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In addition to the funding her drawing will also be featured on the front cover of Viking’s school calendar for 2012.
She was also presented with chocolates, a digital camera and stationary equipment during a special assembly held last Monday, December 5 attended by Lee Weber the account manager at Viking.
She added: “It was amazing when I found out I had won as I wasn’t expecting it, now people are coming up to me and offering their congratulations and saying well done.”
“I was really intrigued to enter and to have won so I could give something back to the school.”