District Holiday Card

District Holiday Card
Posted on 12/20/2018
District Holiday Card

Congratulations to Hicksville Middle School student Jasmine Roldan, the winner of the 2018 Hicksville School District’s Holiday Card Contest. Jasmine’s design of a group of ice skaters holding hands while gazing at the moon in unison during a snow shower was selected from more than 850 student entries.

The annual Holiday Card Contest provides Hicksville students with an exciting opportunity to put their creative skills to work in crafting a visual image for the district’s official holiday card. Eligibility works on a three-year rotation between elementary, middle and high school art students. This year, middle school art teachers opened the opportunity to sixth- and seventh-grade art classes as well as the eighth-grade Studio in Art classes. After reviewing the designs, the art teachers each selected and submitted several top nominees to central administration for consideration. Jasmine Roldan’s card rose to the sole finalist position amid several impressive illustrations. 

“Jasmine has always been a standout in my class,” said her art teacher, Kristin Powell. “She approaches every project with a unique perspective that allows her to create artwork that is not only technically strong but also moving and meaningful.”

Powell attributes much of Jasmine’s creativity to her overall versatility. She is involved in a variety of activities both in school and out as a member of soccer, volleyball, track, drama club, the Social Awareness Club, Student Council and the National Junior Honor Society. She is also an accomplished singer and has performed at Radio City Music Hall.