Caleb Greenwood student art selected for recognition by Mexican government

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Caleb Greenwood Elementary School 3rd and 6th graders were recognized last week for their art work by the Government of Mexico through the Institute for Mexicans Abroad (IME) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The Consulate General of Mexico in Sacramento received 666 pieces of art from children of all nationalities, 6 to 14 years old for their 20th Children Drawing Contest titled “Este es mi Mexico” – “This is my Mexico: Let’s Draw about Mexican Music and Traditions.” In Northern California more than 11,640 drawings created by 33,000 students around the world competed for selection to be reprinted in a calendar.

An expert panel of judges in Mexico selected among the 12 winners, one drawing was completed by 6th and 3rd graders enrolled at Caleb Greenwood, an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program World School of the Sacramento City Unified School District. 

The 12 drawings selected were reproduced in an “Este es mi Mexico 2017” commemorative calendar. The original pieces are part of an itinerant exhibit that was presented at Parque Ecológico “El Batán” in Mexico City and will be shown in other countries.