RBR Students Win Monmouth Day Care Journal Art Competition including Grand Prize Winner
Red Bank Regional (RBR) freshman Tiaunna Macon, Neptune City, was the grand prize winner in the Monmouth Day Care (MDC) Journal Art contest in the high school category. Her art submission will comprise the NJ Natural Gas ad in the MDC art journal this year, a major fundraiser for the non-profit day-center in Red Bank. In addition to Tiaunna, the other two grand prize winners were third grader Madelyn Sanchez-Berr, Red Bank Primary School (primary school category) and seventh grader Troy Hill, St James Elementary School (middle school category). All three grand prize winners were photographed by Danny Sanchez and pictured in the journal.
Fifteen other RBR art students also had their art selected as sponsor ads for the journal. They are: (freshmen) Jessica Ortega, Kelly Farley, Miguel Rivas, Emily Clarke, Anna Hernandez, Katherine Feldkamp, Michael Eulner, Morgan McIntyre, Tiaunna Macon, Kelsey Larkin, Peter Gibbons; (sophomores): Edgar Romero, Jonah Rosen, Lauren Bevacqua, Bryan Aparicio; and senior AJ Forgione. In all, 65 advertisers support the journal. Art work was selected to represent each sponsor from over 1,000 submissions from 13 Monmouth County schools. RBR had the most winning entries than any other school.
RBR art teacher Barbara Becket has had her students participate in this art contest for many years with this year yielding the highest number of winners to date. She approaches it as a real-life exercise in advertising, creating commercial art for a client by incorporating previously learned design and composition from class lessons.
She adds, “I am delighted to have our students participate in such a great cause to help keep day-care costs down for parents in need.”
The Monmouth Day Care Center was founded in 1969 under the sponsorship of the Revitalization Corps, National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Red Bank Section, Junior League of Monmouth County, Council of Churches, and Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club of Central New Jersey. It is devoted to serving families in Monmouth County seeking quality childcare, without regard to race, religion, ethnicity or economic status. For more information visit their website at: http://www.monmouthdaycarecenter1969.org/.