APS Students Recognized for their Creative Talents

The Aurora Mental Health Center recently held its annual student art contest and show, bringing the community together for the 11th year. The creative talents of students were highlighted through this event.

Students from 28 schools and educational organizations submitted their best art pieces representing this years’ theme: What Warms Your Heart or Makes You Smile? Prizes were awarded to students in various categories.

Of the 11 winning students, four were honored from Aurora Public Schools for their highly creative art pieces. Additionally, two APS students earned the Director’s Choice Award, selected by Executive Director Randy Stith of the Aurora Mental Health Center.

Thank you Aurora Mental Health Center for bringing the community together and showcasing the wonderful talents of our students. We greatly value partnerships such as yours.

Congratulations to the following APS students:

Grades 7-8

1st place: Noemi Lacunza, Mrachek Middle School, for Appreciating Life

Grades 9-12      

1st place: Kristina Khuu, Hinkley High School, for Her Hidden Strength


1st place: Hernan Arellano, Aurora Central High School, for Bee of the Flower

2nd place: Manuela Vidales Pasillas, Aurora Central High School, for Flowers of Relief

Director’s Choice Awards

Grades K-3

Annabel Jones, Vassar Elementary School, for My Toy Store

Grades 4-6

Amira Grace Pinnt, AXL Academy, for Look Inside Yourself

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