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About Voces del Corazón/Voices from the Heart Writing & Art Contest

  • voces whiteSchool District U-46 recently honored all first-place winners in this 2022-23 Voces del Corazón/Voices from the Heart Writing & Art Contest.  

    Dual Language and ESL students from across our elementary, middle and high schools were challenged to write essays for the contest about the value of bilingualism and judged by volunteers at the school and district-level.

    All first-place winners received a certificate congratulating their work, and four schools won an original mural designed by U-46 Dual Language students. Also, nine winners were selected, and their art designs were shared with the four winning schools to vote on their school’s mural image. Individual art contest winners received art supplies at the Voces del Corazón celebration.

    Grand Prize Winner Schools voted on the image they wanted for their original mural, which was unveiled during the Voceds del Corazón celebration on May 3rd. Take a look at the following photos from our celebration. 

Voices from the Heart Celebration

  • Writing Contest Winners

    High School

    • Joel Martinez
    • Beatriz Soto
    • Stephanie Vilchiz
    • Jocelyn Frank

    Middle School

    • Aileen Ayala

    Elementary School

    • Nathalia Contreras
    • Julieta Mayo Dominguez
    • Marta Espinosa
    • Valeria Martinez
    • Elizabeth Botello
    • Jarlin Munguia

                                    ....and MORE!

  • Art Contest Winners

    Art Designs for the Elementary School Mural

    • Jofiel Pereria Munos Jr. 
    • Marlene Hernandez 

    Art Designs for the Middle School Mural

    • Yanitzi Arroyo 
    • Emily Alonso 

    Art Designs for the High School Mural 

    • Esperanza Farias 
    • Salud Morales Medina 
    • Sophia Baumert 

                                                                                  ....and MORE!  

  • Grand Prize Winner Schools