WINONA LAKE — Each year, Kosciusko REMC encourages area students to enter the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest, a statewide competition they help sponsor. The contest gives young artists a chance to see their work published in a calendar distributed to thousands of homes and businesses across Indiana.
Andrew Zink, a sophomore at Lakeland Christian Academy, won first place for his grade level. Zink is not new to this competition; he has won before. Zink’s artwork will be featured in the 2022 calendar. He received a $200 reward from Indiana Electric Cooperatives.
Julie Bloomfield, a local home-schooled student, was also acknowledged in the contest. She took home the fourth-grade honorable mention. Julie was excited to be recognized, because though she had won other contests, she had not won anything for her artwork. Julie received a $75 prize from IEC.
KREMC’s president and CEO, Kurt Carver, met with both students and presented them with a special gift from KREMC.
“We love getting the opportunity to recognize young artists,” said Carver. “We are thankful for the teachers and parents who encourage their students to get involved each year. Our community has some wonderfully talented kids, and we look forward to seeing what they create in the future.”
Kosciusko REMC is a Touchstone Energy® electric cooperative serving over 18,500 accounts throughout Kosciusko County and surrounding counties.
For more information about Kosciusko REMC and the Cooperative Calendar of Student Art Contest, call Jennifer Barger at (574) 269-0381 or email [email protected].