Two LPS employees, One student earn local art honors

Adam Schwaninger, art teacher at Schoo Middle School, has won the National Arts Program® contest for city and school employees.

It’s the first year Lincoln Public Schools employees and their families participated in the event. Schwaninger will receive $300 for his award-winning piece, pictured at right.

Other LPS honors included, Yvonne Meyer, Lakeview Elementary School art teacher, who won first place in the professional division, and Erin VandeHoef, daughter of Lori VandeHoef, a librarian at Lakeview Elementary, who earned honored mention in the youth division.

The 78 participants entered 139 pieces of art, the most ever submitted for the NAP in Lincoln. No City or LPS funds were used for the contest or exhibit, and the program had no entry fee. 

This is the sixth year the City has participated in the NAP, which sponsors 85 annual art contests and exhibitions in 41 states. This is the first year the contest has been open to LPS employees.

All artwork entered is on exhibit through July 27 at these four libraries:

     •Bennett Martin, 136 S. 14th St.
     •Gere, 2400 South 56th St.
     •Eiseley, 1530 Superior St.
     •Walt, 6701 South 14th St.

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