ADVOCACY

Jennifer Segueda-Albertsen               8th Grade         Farragut Middle School, Knoxville      Teacher: Angie McCarter Jennifer’s flag design will be used for the TN flag at the 2017 NAEA Convention in NYC!  She will also receive $1500 in cash from Sargent Art.  Her teacher will receive $2000 worth of art supplies from Sargent as well to use in her classroom.  

Jennifer Segueda-Albertsen               8th Grade         Farragut Middle School, Knoxville      Teacher: Angie McCarter

Jennifer’s flag design will be used for the TN flag at the 2017 NAEA Convention in NYC!  She will also receive $1500 in cash from Sargent Art.  Her teacher will receive $2000 worth of art supplies from Sargent as well to use in her classroom.

 

2017 TN YAM Flag Design Contest Results

 

Thank you to all who participated in the TN Youth Art Month Flag Design Contest!  We had so many great entries.  Here are the results of the 2017 contest.  Sincere thanks go out to Judy Jorden, Amy Brody, and Bill Shinn for being our judges.  They are all past TAEA members.  Participant names and schools were hidden during the judging of the flags.  And a big thanks to Sargent Art for all of the great prizes!!  Winners will receive information about their prizes soon.

 

Grand Prize Winner:

Jennifer Segueda-Albertsen               8th Grade         Farragut Middle School, Knoxville      Angie McCarter

Jennifer’s flag design will be used for the TN flag at the 2017 NAEA Convention in NYC!  She will also receive $1500 in cash from Sargent Art.  Her teacher will receive $2000 worth of art supplies from Sargent as well to use in her classroom.

 

Elementary Level Winners

1st Place winner receives $100 in art supplies from Sargent, and their teacher receives $300 worth of art supplies from Sargent!

1st Place           Freya Klein                  5th        Upperman Middle School, Baxter                  Janis Nunnally

2nd Place          Malia Resendes          5th        Beaumont Magnet Academy, Knoxville         Cheryl Burchett

3rd Place          Zachary Van Dyck        5th        Upperman Middle School, Baxter                  Janis Nunnally

 

Middle Level Winners

1st Place winner receives $100 in art supplies from Sargent, and their teacher receives $300 worth of art supplies from Sargent!

1st       Exaviea Grasty                         6th        Upperman Middle School, Baxter                      Janis Nunnally

2nd      Yasha Doddabele                    8th        Farragut Middle School, Knoxville                      Angie McCarter

3rd       Emma Hopson                        8th        Greenback Public School, Greenback                Karrah Bennett

HM      Abhikhya Gudala                     6th        Farragut Middle School, Knoxville                      Angie McCarter

HM       Annalee Neeley                      6th        Fred J Page Middle School, Franklin                  Autumn Purvis

 

High School Winners

1st Place winner receives $100 in art supplies from Sargent, and their teacher receives $300 worth of art supplies from Sargent!

1st        Morgan Pearce                       12th      Independence HS, Thompson Station             Andrea Howard

2nd       Keller Makernson                   12th      Independence HS, Thompson Station             Andrea Howard

3rd        Savannah Bresler                   10th      L&N Stem Academy, Knoxville                        Cheri Jorgenson

HM      Cami Vollmer                           12th      Independence HS, Thompson Station             Andrea Howard

HM      Kiersten Maddox                      9th       Independence HS, Thompson Station             Andrea Howard


What is YAM?

YAM, or Youth Art Month, is a yearly celebration during the month of March that promotes Art and Art Education in schools across the nation. 

Youth Art Month was founded by the Crayon, Water Color & Craft Institute, Inc., the predecessor of the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI), in cooperation with the National Art Education Association, in 1961 and was initially called Children's Art Month. Its goal was to "emphasize the value of participating in art for all children." It was renamed Youth Art Month in 1969, to include secondary school students. 

The main nationwide component of Youth Art Month is a competition called School Flags Across America . . . Flying High. As part of the competition, each state Youth Art Month Chairperson selects a theme that is representative of that state and of the spirit of Youth Art Month, and students design flags around that theme. The winning design from each state is then made into an actual flag, and the 50 student-designed flags are then displayed throughout Washington, D.C. following an opening ceremony held the first week of March to commemorate the start of Youth Art Month. The winning students and their families are invited to attend this opening ceremony in Washington, D.C. and the flags are displayed throughout the city for March, and then displayed at the Youth Art Month booth at the annual convention of the National Art Education Association.

Be an Advocate

Youth Art Month is carried out entirely by volunteers. TAEA is proud to be a part of the call to advocate for the Arts in TN. Our Youth Art Month Chair, Angela McCarter, an art teacher in Knox County Schools, organizes and leads our state's efforts to recognize the importance of the Arts in our schools. 

We know that everyday as art educators, you advocate for the Arts in your schools. Youth Art Month may only be during the month of March, but the need for the Arts is year-long. 

Contact your local officials to let them know the importance of Art in our schools and the lives of our students. 

https://www.tn.gov/main/section/elected-officials

 

TAEA and YAM owe a BIG thank you to Sargent Art. They donate all of the prizes for our YAM Flag Competition winners each year! 

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