The 9/11 Memorial Art, Poetry, and Logo Contests are designed to keep alive the memory of our country’s first responders and heroes of the attack on New York City and Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001. Most of today’s K-12 students were not alive when the attack occurred. This contest encourages these students to look back at this defining moment in our country’s history and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We hope to keep these heroes alive in all of our minds so that we may NEVER FORGET.
Art - Grand Prize (announced on September 11) is a paid trip to New York City to visit the National 9/11 Memorial for the high school student and two family chaperones (value up to $5000). Please see individual contest pages for details on all prizes.
Poetry - Grand Prize (announced on September 11) is a paid trip to New York City to visit the National 9/11 Memorial for the high school student and two family chaperones (value up to $5000). Please see individual contest pages for details on all prizes.
The teacher of the Grand Prize student in the Art and Poetry contests will also receive a paid trip to New York City to visit the National 9/11 Memorial.
All participants are invited to attend the culminating event – to celebrate our heroes and our contest winners with music and awards – on September 11, at the California 9/11 Memorial, Never Forget Lane, Clovis, CA, 93612. The event begins with a ceremony at 8:00 a.m.
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We are excited to announce the Top 3 (by category) finalists of the One Voice - Spirit of 9/12 art, poetry, and logo contest. We received many impressive entries from around Fresno County, and although we wish we could showcase them all, we are excited to share this year’s contest winners with you. Thank you to all the students and schools that participated in this year’s contest. We appreciate your art, poetry, and care honoring first responders of 9/11. Congratulations to all of our winners! The grand champions were announced at the One Voice Awards Ceremony and 9/11 candlelight vigil on September 10th.
Top 3 Art Middle School
Selah El Issa: Grade 8, Sanger USD, Sanger Academy Charter School
Kaedyn Powell: Grade 8, Clovis USD, Alta Sierra MS
Logan Walker: Grade 8, Kerman USD, Kerman MS
Top 3 Art High School
Julian Gimbel: Grade 9, Clovis USD, Clovis East HS
Zariah Saldivar: Grade 12, Fresno USD, Roosevelt HS
Karen Ramirez Flores: Grade 11, Fresno USD, Roosevelt HS
Marina Susoev: Grade 10, Kerman USD, Kerman HS
Top 3 Poetry Middle School
Clara Hoff: Grade 7, Clovis USD, Alta Sierra MS
Tyler Thao: Grade 8, Clovis USD, Alta Sierra MS
Sarah Ernster: Grade 8, Clovis USD, Alta Sierra MS
Top 3 Poetry High School
Jack Finley: Grade 12, Kerman USD, Kerman HS
Key Vang: Grade 12, Fresno USD, Roosevelt HS
Lucy Moua: Grade 9, Fresno USD, Sunnyside HS
GRAND CHAMPION ART
Zariah Saldivar, Grade 11
GRAND CHAMPION POETRY
Sarah Ernster, Grade 8
Alta Sierra MS