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Winter Barn Wins State Honor

Jacob Hoekstra, a fourth grade student in our building, had his art work selected for the holiday greeting card sent to hundreds of state jacob  H.leaders.  The organization which fell in love with Jacob’s art piece, WINTER BARN, is the Michigan Association of School Administrators. This honor has been featured in the Grand Rapids Press and the Advance Newspaper.  Mrs. Brouwer will adding a framed, matted piece to our school art collection.

It is important to note that Jacob excels not only in art, but also in academics and football.  He has a great future ahead and told Mrs. Brouwer that his dream job would be a combination of art and football!  If Jacob can manage that, I will be the chair of his fan club!

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Another Artist to Celebrate!

Celebrating the art of Jacob Hoekstra!

Mrs. Brouwer has another artist to celebrate in our building! Earlier this fall, two of our students were selected to be showcased at the 40th Annual Children’s International Art Show.

This week we found out that Jacob Hoekstra, a 4th grader in our building, had his artwork selected to be featured on the Michigan Association of School Administrator’s annual holiday card.  It is a huge honor to have one of our student works of art chosen for the MASA holiday card!   Jacob’s card will be sent to many different segments of Michigan’s population, including Governor Granholm, members of the legislature and leaders in the educational community.

Jacob’s artwork depicts a winter landscape and barn that reflects the buildings found in our rural farming community.  Jacob used his understanding of form and color to create his landscape in tempera paint.  Jacob says that his dream job would involve both football and creating art.  Congratulations, Jacob!

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