Titan artists spread holiday cheer in county contest


One of the featured Christmas card done by West sophomore, Ethan Frondonza.

Caroline Lowe, Features Writer

Every holiday season, student-artists across the county design cards in hopes to be selected to represent their schools in the WS/FCS Holiday Card contest. This year, three entries from West were chosen to continue to the desk of Superintendent, Trisha McManus.
“Judging the holiday cards created by our students is always so difficult. They’re all unique, beautiful and well-crafted. To narrow it down to one card is not an easy task,” McManus said.
One of the artists chosen from West, sophomore Ethan Frondonza, wanted his holiday card to encapsulate how unique this time of year is.
“Christmas has a special place in my heart, and I think having the Christmas tree in the globe represents that,” Frondoza said.
Freshman Keira Elliot, who was also chosen to represent West, used her dog as the subject of her card.
“When I got the assignment, I was looking through my camera roll for ideas and I found this cute picture of my dog that I took last year, so I decided to make it the center of my card,” Elliot said.
Senior Jadis Vang’s card, the third picked from West, was inspired by the movie “A Christmas Carol.”
“I loved that movie as a kid and I felt like the card fit the kind of dark, mysterious theme,” Vang said.
Although none of West’s entries were chosen at the district level, the art department is still proud of the work put in by the students.
“We have many talented artists in our school district, we had many outstanding entries,” art teacher Elizabeth Betson said.