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Special Artist Division (All Grades)

Lily Love Rodriguez
Title: Light of Hope
Grade: 7
Colina Middle School PTSA (Twelfth District)
“In the brink of darkness, there is light inside which gives me hope. When I took this picture there is a single ray that is shining UP instead of DOWN. It gave me hope to what is above the dark void.”

Primary Division (Pre-K-Grade 2)

Alice Wong
Title: New Life
Grade: 1
Montemalaga Elementary PTA (Thirty-Third District)
“Planting is hope. Where there is new life, there is hope.”

Intermediate Division (Grades (3-5)

Levi Norton
Title: Hold On to Hope
Grade: 3
Heritage Elementary School PTA (Fourth District)
“We know that even though the sun sets, it will always rise again to give us light and warmth in the morning. We never lose hope of the sunrise, even when it gets dark and cold. I am hopeful because I hold on to my hope in the love, caring, and kindness of others, just as we hold on to hope in the sun rising every day.”

Middle School Division (Grades 6-8)

Ren Newhall
Title: The Rainbow Connection
Grade: 7
Paul Revere PTSA (Tenth District)
“This photograph is of the entryway to Grace Cathedral, an Episcopal Church located in San Francisco. It had been decorated to celebrate Pride Month, with each step colorfully painted to represent the colors in the Pride Flag. The picture gives me hope, as the ornate heavy door, which be thought of as keeping people out or away, has neighboring steps with colors that are there to welcome all, no matter their gender or sexual orientation. It’s like it’s asking you to climb up a rainbow, and nearly everyone who walked by could not resist the temptation to walk up them.”

High School Division (Grades 9-12)

Michelle Setiohardjo
Title: Light in the Darkness
Grade: 11
Canyon High School PTSA (Fourth District)
“The doorway. It can act as an obstruction, the doorknob that seems just out of reach, or can be the first step into a new start. The start of a new school year, a new job, a new day. Everyday we encounter doors from start to finish. A familiar constant. Depicted in the photograph, is a door that I see most often. Late nights overthinking my future, the decisions of the day, the stressors of tomorrow. But everyday, I am reminded of the hope that lies beyond my door. The light that peeks through the darkness. The light that remains.”