Each student will have their award-winning artwork on display in the United States Capitol for one year.
The nationwide high school visual art competition is sponsored by the Congressional Institute to recognize and encourage artistic talent across the country. Students submit entries to their representative’s office, and panels of district artists select the winning entries.
And here are some of the other news stories we’ve been following this week:
Effective Tuesday, June 15, face coverings will no longer be required in most spaces for Californians who are fully vaccinated, according to new guidance from the state Department of Public Health. But a handful of exceptions will remain, including indoors in K-12 schools, childcare and other youth settings.
California teachers are now able to share teaching strategies and resources, and support one another on an online platform called California Educators Together, launched by the California Department of Education and Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation.
A new study published by the Annals of Internal Medicine has found that when elementary-school children mask up and maintain some distance from one another over the course of the school day, a single infected child will likely pass the infection to fewer than one other student, on average, over the course of 30 days, according to the Los Angeles Times.
And finally, after nearly sixteen months of living and learning through a global pandemic, high school seniors across Orange County are finally getting the chance to celebrate with in-person graduation ceremonies. OCDE Newsroom staff have rounded up posts from Instagram and Twitter in celebration of the Class of 2021.