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June 11, 2013 > Fremont student places second in international competition

Fremont student places second in international competition

Submitted By Rachel Haring

In conjunction with the United Nations Environment Programme's (UNEP) World Environment Day (WED) celebrations, local fourth-grade student, Amy Zhu, has been named the second-place North American winner in the Bayer Corporation and UNEP's International Children's Painting Competition (ICPC).

The ICPC, a signature event of WED, is a painting competition for school-aged children to learn about the environment and express that knowledge through a themed art piece. Amy, a student at John Gomes Elementary School, received her award for her painting that addressed the theme, "Water: Where does it come from?" This year's theme inspired children to depict their depth of understanding and concern about water consumption.

Amy's painting was selected from 708 submissions received from 17 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian provinces. Her artwork will be featured in an exhibition, alongside the first-place painting and a number of other top-mentions, at the Portland State University's Native American Student and Community Center in Portland, Oregon (the official host city of WED) through October 31.

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