Student Wins ATA Poster Contest

By: Lexi Wright

Jennifer Armstrong, Grade 11 student at North Cottage High School, has won the Alberta Teacher's Association (ATA) Outreach Education Poster Contest.

The contest required individuals to create a poster with the theme of “Finding Our Voice”.

I'm really into art and my teacher knew I loved to design and color, so she told me about the contest. I didn't enter with the hope of winning at all, I just did it because I love art. When I was told that I won, it was a nice surprise", says Armstrong.

From coming up with the initial design to producing the final sketch, Armstrong says the poster took her about half a class to complete.

"My sister is an art teacher so I kind of learned a few things from her. Being artsy runs in my family but I also learn a lot of techniques online from YouTube videos", says Armstrong.

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In addition to her artistic talents, Armstrong also has a passion for film and hopes to go to film school after she graduates.

In June, Armstrong produced a video for the 2017 BestBuy Google Expedition Contest. Although the video didn’t win, it highlighted some unique features of North Cottage and demonstrated Armstrong's impressive video skills.

Although winning the ATA contest has been a big surprise, Armstrong says she is thankful to have been given this opportunity.

"I don't want anyone to feel bad that they didn't win. Everyone is artistic in their own way and has their own way of doing things".

 

Armstrong’s artwork has been featured online for the ATA annual conference here: https://event-wizard.com/Conference2017/0/welcome

Also check-out Armstrong's BestBuy Google Expedition Contest video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D15xw2-hQkM&feature=youtu.be