Mesa: City Honors Historical Essay and Visual Arts Contest Winners

~ The Mesa Historic Preservation Board has announced the winners of the 2023 Historical Essay and Visual Contest. On May 13, the winners were recognized during Downtown Historic Preservation Day at the Nile Theater and at the May 15 Mesa City Council meeting as part of National Historic Preservation Month.

Stormy Wingate from Eagleridge Enrichment Program won first place in the essay contest for her piece "The Women Who Made Mesa Possible." Sophia Mateo of Edison Elementary School won second place for her essay "Mesa, Arizona History is Famous."

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In the visual arts contest, Autumn Brown from Carson Junior High and Elliana Coldwater from Eduprize Schools tied for first place with their pieces "Diving Lady" and "Buckhorn Baths" respectively.

Fourth, fifth and sixth graders participated in the essay contest while seventh through 12th graders competed in the visual arts contest. The entries were judged by members of the Mesa Historic Preservation Board on historical accuracy, writing or visual skills and creativity.

The winning entries can be found on the City of Mesa website.

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