Student Enters National Art Contest

Hart student Asia Bouchard has entered her patriotic poster in a national art contest honoring the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s I Have a Dream speech.

The 8th-grader's poster depicts King against the backdrop of an American flag with one memorable line from his speech highlighted in large text. What's truly amazing is that the entire speech is included among the stars and stripes behind King.

"Asia created a beautiful piece of art and spent a long time thoughtfully creating it with the entire I Have a Dream speech filling the stars and stripes in her poster," art teacher Jane Maker said.

The Dream @ 50 art contest is open to students in 10 major U.S. cities, including San Francisco and the Bay Area. Students are invited to create artwork inspired by a word or phrase from King's speech with the artwork titled accordingly. Asia's art was chosen to represent Hart. She will compete against other Bay Area art students for the chance to advance to the national level.

Congratulations to Asia for her gorgeous art project and best of luck in the competition.

Posted Friday, Dec. 14, 2012