As you saw in a previous ARTSblog post, Brunswick Acres Elementary School in Kendall Park, NJ was very dedicated to winning the third annual “Art of Education” contest sponsored by KRIS Wine and Americans for the Arts.

Not only did this video help them jump out to an early lead, but it helped them score the top prize of $5,000 for their arts education programs:

Even more amazingly, they secured 16,000 of the 90,000 total votes in the contest!

Art teacher Suzanne Tiedemann plans to use the funds to support her recent “Shells for NJ Shores Program” for which students will create shell-themed art to raise money for those impacted by Hurricane Sandy late last month.

In addition, 15 other schools in 9 states will receive a total of $20,000.

Those winning $2,000 grants are:

Paideia School 15 – Yonkers, NY
Cascade K-8 Community School – Shoreline, WA
Hammer Montessori at Galarza Elementary – San Jose, CA
Greenbrook Elementary – Kendall Park, NJ
Polaris Charter School – Manchester, NH

The $1,000 grant winners are:

Kenmore Elementary – Kenmore, WA
Milwaukee French Immersion – Milwaukee, WI
Andrew Cooke Magnet Elementary School – Waukegan, IL
Kestrel High School – Prescott, AZ
PS 76, The Bennington School – Bronx, NY
Flossie Floyd Green Elementary School – Allen, TX
Northwood High School – Pittsboro, NC
Washington Elementary – Richmond, CA
Roberto W. Clemente Middle School – Germantown, MD
Bryant Elementary – Tacoma, WA

Thanks again to KRIS Wine for their generous support in this endeavor and congrats to all the winners!

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