Old North sixth grader is among Top 10 in Mayor’s Holiday Card Contest
Old North sixth grader is among Top 10 in Mayor’s Holiday Card Contest
Posted on 12/10/2013

Destiny Davis, a sixth grade student at Confluence Academy-Old North, will be recognized for her artistic talent by the City of St. Louis Mayor’s Office.

D DavisDestiny is among 10 students whose art work was selected as a finalist in the 2013 Mayor’s Holiday Card Contest. The contest encouraged students to express their thoughts on the holiday spirit by drawing cover art for the Mayor’s holiday cards. The annual contest is open to children ages 12 and under who live in the City of St. Louis. One grand prize winner is chosen, as well as first and second runners up and seven honorable mentions. This year, more than 430 entries were submitted to the contest.

Destiny’s artwork was selected for Honorable Mention.

She learned about the contest in art class, taught by Muriel Sharpley. It took her 2 to 3 days to sketch the design. A few weeks later, she was in her afternoon homeroom class and her teacher got a call from the office. Destiny was sent to the principal, Sonya Murray.

“Ms. Murray told me that I won Honorable Mention,” said Destiny. “I was excited and shocked.” She called her mother from the office to tell her the good news. “She was excited, too.”

Destiny has never won a contest. “It feels really good,” she smiled. Her favorite subjects at school are reading and writing. She likes art because “you can do anything that inspires you. You can draw your thoughts.”

On December 11, Destiny and her family will attend a special event at City Hall to celebrate the students and their winning entries.

D Davis holiday card