Two Oakland County Students Win Voting Sticker Contest

Oakland County is celebrating the 100th anniversary of Women's Suffrage during the primaries with special 'I Voted' stickers designed by two local students.

Cast your vote. Get a sticker. It’s how every election works, but during this year’s presidential primaries, Oakland County is breaking away from the simple but traditional “I voted” ovals to more modern designs created by two local students.

Last summer, the Oakland County Board of Commissioners, Oakland County Clerk, Lisa Brown and Oakland Schools launched the “I Voted” Sticker Contest. This contest called for local students in grades 6-12 to design and submit stickers that celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage, which was ratified on Aug. 18, 1920.

Photo by Derek Cookson Photography via the Oakland County Board of Commissioners

The contest received more than 600 entries, which were separated into two categories — grades 6-8 and 9-12. Then, a panel of judges reviewed the entries based on creativity, artistic skill, execution and interpretation of themes.

Penelope Blanchard, a ninth-grade student at Walled Lake Western High School, and Charlisa Penzak, a sixth grader from Birmingham Covington Schools, were selected the winners of the contest in their age categories for designs that depicted diversity of women and the importance of women’s votes.

Both winners won a $1,000 courtesy from Cornerstone Community Financial Credit Union, while the teachers that sponsored the winning designs won $250 for their classrooms.In addition, both Blanchard and Penzak’s designed stickers are being handed out to voters across Oakland County during the Michigan presidential primary election, on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and later this year in August.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

LATEST STORIES

A Parent’s Guide to Public Schools in Washtenaw County

Explore Washtenaw County public schools, providing quality education for K-12 students, with details on offerings and facilities.

How to Access Free Museum Passes Through Michigan Activity Pass

Having fun isn’t hard when you have a library card! Learn how to reserve free tickets to Michigan’s most popular attractions.

Enjoy the Great Outdoors at These Michigan State Parks Near Detroit

These state parks have tons of scenic views and nature fun. Plus, they’re just a drive away!

See the Crestwood School District 2023-2024 Academic Calendar

Find all the important dates on the Crestwood School District Academic Calendar.



- Advertisement -