Caitlin Merkel wins first place

The Post-Dispatch & United Way of Greater St. Louis

Caitlin Merkel's award winning drawing.

Renee Schomaker, Opinions Editor
November 29, 2011
Filed under News

Out of over 190 entries,  LHS was lucky to have one of our own win a statewide art contest.

Senior Caitlin Merkel, got some exciting news on a cold Wednesday afternoon in early November.  Her art teacher, Mr. David Early, handed her a small sheet of paper that explained that Merkel had won the United Way’s 100 Neediest Cases contest.

Her award winning drawing was in black and white ink wash, which she describes as like using watercolor.

 “The drawing is of a homeless man walking down the road, pulling a wagon of his little belongings,” said Merkel.

Caitlin was bummed when she found out last year that she had missed the deadline to enter her picture. However, she took it upon herself to re-enter her artwork this year.

“I didn’t know until I got to art class the day of the senior assembly and my teacher handed me this letter from the director saying I won first place. It completely caught me off guard,” said Merkel.

Merkel is still waiting to find out her prize, and cannot wait to attend the ceremony held at the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park on Sunday December 4th.

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