A Pymatuning Valley High School student won a county-wide art contest sponsored by the Ashtabula County Civic Development Corporation.
The Civic Development Corporation held a coffee label drawing contest in conjunction with Harbor Perk in an effort to engage students in philanthropic efforts and initiate civic mindedness, according to director Amanda Tirotta.
The contest involved designing a coffee label that reflected the history and importance of the Civic Development Corporation over the last 60 years. The prize included having the winning label placed on Harbor Perk’s Medium Roast Coffee Bags, two bags of their coffee to share and the label framed for display.
Kali Siembor, a sophomore at Pymatuning Valley High School, won the contest. Siembor, 15, said she entered the contest for fun and because she likes art.
“I have been taking art classes since elementary school,” she said. “My favorite mediums of art are acrylic paint and colored pencil.”
Siembor said she got the inspiration for her design from the expansion of the bike trail into Andover.
“The CDC is helping with that project and I was aware,” she said. “I enjoy riding bikes and look forward to the future of that project if it continues.”
Tirotta said she is excited to have been able to partner with Harbor Perk on the contest, and for Siembor in taking the win.
“Kali incorporated the history, impact and importance of CDC on her label by characterizing our county’s beauty and family outdoor recreational activities,” Tirotta said. “The need for family activities and recreation is of strong interest for our 2020 Campaign, and has been a focus of CDC in the past.”
Dan Jackson, Pymatuning Valley High School principal, said Siembor is an outstanding student who balances her involvement in athletics, academics and the fine arts very well.
“Her artwork shows her…