Stamford Superintendent and Mayor Name Winners of Annual Holiday Greeting Card Art Contest

Nathalie Saon, Davenport Ridge Elementary School—Superintendent’s 1st Place and Sam Fields, Stillmeadow Elementary School—Mayor’s 1st Place
Snow scene super's winning card

Stamford Public Schools Superintendent Earl Kim and City of Stamford Mayor David Martin announced the winners of the 2018 Holiday Greeting Card Competition. Superintendent Kim selected artwork created by Davenport Ridge Elementary School Third Grader Nathalie Saon to use on his holiday greeting card. Saon is a student of Davenport Art Teacher Katherine Noe. Mayor Martin chose artwork submitted by Stillmeadow Elementary School First Grader Sam Fields to feature on his card this year.  Fields is a student of  Stillmeadow Art Teacher Kelley Dugan.

Each year, the superintendent and mayor ask art teachers from either the elementary or secondary schools to submit student work for consideration. They blindly selected this year’s winners from among more than 100 elementary school student submissions. In addition to the winners, the mayor and superintendent each also designate runners up, whose artwork they also felt was exceptional from among the many submissions.

Superintendent's winning card:

Winter scene created by Nathalie Sao

Created by Nathalie Saon, Davenport Ridge Third Grader (Art teacher: Katherine Noe)


Mayor's winning card:

Two penguins in snow created by Sam Fields

Created by Sam Fields, Stillmeadow Elementary School First Grader (Art teacher: Kelley Dugan)


Superintendent's Runners Up:

Snowman by Milena Martinez

Created by Milena Martinez, Grade 3, Northeast Elementary School (Art teacher: Lori DiZeo)


Snowman created by Janellymonroy Quijada

Created by Janelly Monroy Quijada, Kindergarten, Stillmeadow Elementary School (Art teacher: Kelley Dugan)


Mayor's Runners Up:

Peace dove by Jalexy Carrera

Created by Jalexy Carrera, Grade 4, Northeast Elementary School (Art teacher: Alison Terry)


Bear in snow by Cataleya Torrico

Created by Cataleya Torrico, Grade 1, Hart Magnet Elementary School (Art teacher: Caitlin Lafferty)

The winners, runners-up, their families and teachers are invited to a celebration in the Government Center Lobby, on Tuesday, December 4, at 4:00 p.m. Select submissions will be on display in the Government Center throughout the month of December.