Glenfield Middle School student Valentina Roever, 12, won the grand prize in the Rightfully Hers Youth Art Competition for students in grades 4, 5 and 6, sponsored by the National Archives Foundation.
The competition celebrates the centennial of women’s suffrage, and received 178 submissions from 32 schools in 17 states. All contestants were asked to create a piece of art that answers one simple question: What does the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote mean to you and your community?
Roever, a sixth-grader, created a piece titled “Reflecting on Women’s Right to Vote.”
“My work is twofold,” Roever writes. “One side shows women striking on the streets in the 1940s. The other side shows many women in the 21st century standing in line to vote. At the front of the line, there is a young girl dreaming/thinking about how hard those women worked to make a future where women could have the freedom to vote. Because of their sacrifice, women can do more than just vote. They can be anything!”