Sen. MacDonald holding local student art contest

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. Michael D. MacDonald is encouraging area students to help decorate his Senate office with creative pieces of art that capture life in Macomb County.

“As your new state senator, I thought it would be a great idea to make our Lansing office feel more like home by inviting local students to create artwork that highlights our community,” said MacDonald, R-Macomb Township. “It is important to showcase the talents of our students, and my goal with this contest is to inspire students to create wonderful pieces of art that represent Macomb County and why it is such a great place to live.”

The art competition is open to all students in the 10th Senate District and is divided into three categories: elementary, middle school and high school.

The theme is “Make Macomb Your Home,” and all art should be submitted by Friday, March 1 with the student’s name, grade and school on the back. Artwork can be given to the school office by March 1 to be picked up by MacDonald’s district director, or art can be mailed by March 1 to Senator Michael MacDonald, P. O. Box 30036, Lansing, MI 48909.

After the entries have been received, they will be narrowed down to the top three pieces in each category. MacDonald will then host a poll on his official Facebook and Twitter accounts, where students and residents will be able to choose the winners to be displayed in the senator’s office.

“The winning artists will also have the opportunity to visit with me in Lansing to see their art on display and learn about the Capitol,” MacDonald said.

The 10th District includes Sterling Heights, Macomb Township and most of Clinton Township.