Jenna Sherwin, a senior at Grand Rapids City High/Middle School, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship for her entry in the “SmartArt” competition sponsored by Consumers Energy.
“Light Up the World” was chosen by three professional judges as the top winner of Consumers’ sixth annual SmartArt (Students Making Art with a Renewable Theme) competition among Grand Rapids Public Schools’ high school students. Staged in conjunction with ArtPrize, the contest highlighted the energy-themed entries of 10 student finalists.
In her artist statement, Sherwin said she wanted to “express hope about the possibility of attaining a better future through active perseverance and continuous effort. In my piece, light bulbs grow on a tree like fruit, representing clean renewable energy fueled by the natural processes of the earth.”