Aubrey Van Allen was awarded 2nd Place in Division 3: 7-8 grade for the Arizona Department of Education's Art of Science competition. She will receive her award in January at the annual Awards Ceremony at the Department of Education's Jefferson Building.
The theme of the competition was Art and Science of Arizona, past, present and future. Each student had to write a paragraph giving the background of their entry.
"I drew the long horn skull because when I think of Arizona's desert, I think of a long horn skull! On the right half of the skull I put microchip bars or lines on it, not only giving it it a science aspect but in our state Intel is a big business that produces microchips. The many small eyes in the skulls eye socket are different kinds of lizard and hawk eyes that we see a lot in AZ. On the skull's left side you will see the state's flag and a night sky/galaxy design right under it, representing Arizona's amazing night sky that we all adore. The reasoning for the yellow outline around the skull was put there to make the whole thing pop and give off an amazing 3D-like effect."
Aubrey received a letter of congratulations from John Huppenthal, Superintendent of Public Instruction for Arizona Department of Education, and a $200 prize for her entry.