Dimboola students commended

Dimboola Primary School students received honourable mentions in the Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy’s Christmas card competition.

Competition winner was Charlie Mayes, a Year six student at St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Warracknabeal as the cover for her 2019 Christmas card.

Ms Kealy awarded honourable mention prizes and certificates to students at the Rainbow P-12 College and the Dimboola Primary School.

Rainbow P-12 College honourable mention winners were Heidi Smith of Year 7 and Angel Nikkelson of Year 6.

Dimboola Primary School honourable mention winners were Temika Greig of Year 3 and Giselle Clugston on Year 2.

Ms Kealy wrote to all primary schools in the electorate inviting students to design the cover of her Christmas card, asking them to depict what they loved best about their local area, with a touch of Christmas.

They were also given the opportunity to explain their artwork in 25 words.

Ms Kealy visited St Mary’s Catholic Primary School to announce that she had chosen Charlie’s design during a special school assembly.

‘’I wanted a design that meaningfully represented our great part of the state and I loved that Charlie captured the significance of the Yarriambiack Creek to both Warracknabeal and our region,” Ms Kealy said.

“Charlie described her drawing as, The Yarriambiack Creek as it flows through Warracknabeal, turned into Christmas lights”.

“The artistic talent of our youth is outstanding and it was fabulous to see so many impressive entries which detailed our local silo art trail, the Grampians National Park, many of our local lakes and rivers, sporting passions and our diverse agricultural industries.

“A number of other students who produced highly commendable artwork will receive a prize in appreciation for their outstanding efforts.

‘’I received almost 600 entries from 18 schools across the Lowan electorate and I will be proudly displaying some of these entries in my electorate office window.

‘’This is the fifth year I have asked local students to help design my Christmas card and I look forward to many more fabulous designs in the years to come.”