Winners of Holiday Greeting Card Reception embrace togetherness

The annual Holiday Greeting Card Reception is more than just a showcase of student’s creative holiday card art—it’s an event that celebrates togetherness.

“It will be a better holiday because of your artwork,” Superintendent Millard House said to the student winners during Tuesday’s live-stream event.

This year’s contest, the 30th annual celebration, had 19 finalists and three winners out of 93 submissions. The winners were chosen by house, and featured one each from elementary, middle, and high school levels. Madison Mitchell from Oak Forest was recognized as the elementary winner, Ria Andavarapu from T.H. Rogers for middle school, and Jocelyn Ajucum from Westbury for high school. Ajucum previously won as a seventh-grader and now has won again as a sophomore.

Andavarapu’s piece was titled “The Gift of Giving,” which was a fitting name for an event all about spreading positivity.

“It means a lot to me,” said Andavarapu of her win. “I made this piece to bring us all together and give back.”

Here are the winning pieces: