Kumon Announces Winners of the “I dream to be…” Art Contest
More than 6,000 Students Submitted Artwork Highlighting Career Aspirations
TEANECK, N.J. (January 16, 2013) – Kumon North America announces the winners of its first ever “I dream to be…” Art Contest. The four grand-prize winners, whose ages range from six to 15, aspire to be a pediatrician, marine biologist, author, and scientist/artist. More than 6,000 American and Canadian students submitted original artwork reflecting their dream career. Kumon also selected 12 finalists who will receive a $100 gift card, along with a keepsake plaque featuring their artwork.
The grand-prize winners, along with two family members, are invited on an all-expense-paid trip to Kumon’s state-of-the-art printing facility in Hebron, Kentucky, to learn how the Kumon worksheets are created, and view first-edition copies limited-edition folders featuring their artwork. The budding artists will also tour the Contemporary Arts Center in nearby Cincinnati, Ohio.
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“These results translated into a self-esteem boost that I didn’t anticipate,” Ms. Goldman said.
Teachers are recommending students who can benefit from Kumon’s instruction and, with parent involvement, are making the enrichment center an official partner in the learning process.
“The idea is not for Kumon students to be ‘tutored’ per se but to ‘self-propel’ through the material,” says center director Naomi Sazuki…
Even if your child prefers roving work stations to a dedicated desk, identify appropriate study spots and make sure she has all necessary supplies. “Try to pick the quietest areas in your home that will have as few distractions as possible,” advises Rima Muth from the national math and reading enrichment program Kumon.